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10 Common Reference Mistakes for Job Seekers

10 Common Reference Mistakes for Job Seekers | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

"In the job hunt, there is so much focus on the resume and the interview that your professional references don't get enough attention. But there are several mistakes that many job applicants make with their references that could easily be avoided."

 

Read the full article for 10 quick tips and ideas of how to handle references during the job search.

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/10/04/10-common-and-corrosive-job-reference-mistakes

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References and the Job Search

References and the Job Search | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

References are a vital part of the job search, but there are many misconceptions about who to use and how to give their information to employers.

Here are the do's and don'ts of references.

 

DO:

 

Have at least three references.

 

Give your references a copy of your resume... 

 

DON'T: Include any references on your resume itself

 

Include someone as a reference who can’t speak...

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Job Search Tactics to Prepare Your Resume for Email and Online Posting

Job Search Tactics to Prepare Your Resume for Email and Online Posting | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it
A guide to posting your resume online and formats to consider...
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10 Quick Resume Fixes in Less Than 10 Minutes - Job Seekers

10 Quick Resume Fixes in Less Than 10 Minutes - Job Seekers | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it
The cornerstone of a quality resume is having a targeted, consistent message that conveys your ability to use your skills and leverage your accomplishments to add value to an organization.
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5 Tips: How to Format Your Resume for Job Search Tracking

5 Tips: How to Format Your Resume for Job Search Tracking | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

NOTE: Jump to page 2 to read the 5 tips, 1st page drills far too deep into the details.

 

The "how to" is on page 2 of the article, skim the 1st page unless this level of detail helps you as a job seeker.

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Job Seekers Get 10 Seconds for Your Brand - To Resonate and Stick

Job Seekers Get 10 Seconds for Your Brand - To Resonate and Stick | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

As a job seeker it is critical to remember hiring managers who are scanning resumes will give yours "no more" then 10 seconds for your brand message to sink in.

If they do not see something which resonates directly with them, based on your abilities to perform the job or your skill sets for future use, in the trash it goes.

 

Here are 5 key areas to help promote your brand during those precious seconds. These areas will help convey via your resume that you are a perfect match for the job. This does require tailoring your resume to each specific position applied for during the job hunt.

 

#1 - Job Target/Title at the Top of Your Resume

#2 - Branded Career Summary

#3 - Key Skills/Core Strengths

#4 - Accomplishment Statements

#5 - Bullet Points

 

If your personal brand does not jump off the resume with a single glance, it will be very difficult to rise above the noise. Use the 5 areas to make a better 1st impression and let the hiring manager know you are the best job seeker for the job.

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Help Your Job Search Using Pinterest

Help Your Job Search Using Pinterest | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

You have your bases covered with other social media platforms but have you put your work on Pinterest?

Here's how to get started and post a living resume.

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10 Steps: How to Write a Resume to Land a Job

10 Steps: How to Write a Resume to Land a Job | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it
How to write a resume in 10 steps: pick a resume format, write a summary and achievements, list dates and education, and solve work history problems.
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Job Seekers Cater Resumes to fit Employer's Needs

Job Seekers Cater Resumes to fit Employer's Needs | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it

They're looking for something "wrong" with you so they can eliminate you.

 

Make their job easier and be as efficient as possible in the process.

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5 mistakes to look for on your resume

5 mistakes to look for on your resume | Job Seekers Advice with Street Smarts | Scoop.it
You've proofread until your eyes are bloodshot, but you still might be committing these errors...
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