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Is Your Resume Dating You? - WFMY News 2

Is Your Resume Dating You? - WFMY News 2 | Career Transition | Scoop.it
You could miss out on that good paying job...due to the style of your resume.Apparently --- an employer can tell how old you are by the way you
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Fonts. spacing, layout and more are important.

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Job Seekers:10 Unconventional Very Effective Tips - Forbes

Job Seekers:10 Unconventional Very Effective Tips - Forbes | Career Transition | Scoop.it

 “When you ask any professional who has achieved some level of greatness how he or she got there, the journey is always unique, always varied, and rarely cookie-cutter."

 

"Most have, in some capacity, followed their passion, used their network, and had a good resume–but those things are usually part of a much bigger picture, and an unpredictable winding path."

 

"Instead of always following the exact by-the-book job seeking formulas, most were simply open to possibilities and got really good at whatever it is they were doing.” by Isa Adney, http://isaadney.com/

 

"Here are 10 unconventional (but very effective) things job seekers should try, in addition to traditional job search tactics." by Jacquelyn Smith-Forbes

 

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/02/27/10-unconventional-but-very-effective-tips-for-job-seekers/


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:39 PM

I enjoy reading Jacquelyn Smith. Her advice is always grounded with input from other experts, as well as her own insight to what is working and what is not around job seeking and growing your career.

 

The article touches on numerous ideas you may want to consider if you are currently on the job hunt. Just make sure to read Parnell's input before jumping in with both feet:

 

Parnell says generally speaking, unconventional methods should be used sparingly, judiciously and only when necessary. “And when you do decide to use them, factor comprehensively by recognizing things like industry standards, personalities involved, and the general ilk of the position’s responsibilities, before strategizing.”

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Job Seekers: How LinkedIn's New Search Capabilities Can Help You

Job Seekers: How LinkedIn's New Search Capabilities Can Help You | Career Transition | Scoop.it

"Since it's such a popular feature, LinkedIn users demanded a better search experience."

 

"The good news is this new search makes it easier for recruiters to find you but ONLY if you’ve written your profile correctly."

 

"Here are three ways to leverage LinkedIn’s new search approach." by Joshua Waldman

 

Read More: http://careerenlightenment.com/how-to-find-a-job-with-linkedins-new-search-feature


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LinkedIn tips  on advanced searches!

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:52 AM

Trying to figure out which keywords to use in your profile can be a guessing game. One way to help is to use the auto complete suggestions as you type words into the new searches. See point #2 in the article for how, auto complete for keyword research.

 

LinkedIn is moving the way of most valid search engines. Learning as you search and as your network grows. This implies it is a good idea to hit the save button for searches which provide you with value.

 

Such as how do you rank for certain keywords. Save the searches to see if your profile is making progress. SEO is not only about your blog.

 

If you want a quick word cloud to see how the search engine looks at your keywords, go here. Quick cut/copy/paste of your profile can build a complete word cloud of key words in seconds. http://tagcrowd.com/

 

One you have the right keywords for your dream job. Jump to the new jobs section. It will  help you quickly review open positions in companies from your network.

 

From LinkedIn beginner to expert, the article has numerous solid ideas of how to build better searches to save you time while casting a bigger net during the job hunt.

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The Most Overlooked Interview Research Methods for Job Seekers

The Most Overlooked Interview Research Methods for Job Seekers | Career Transition | Scoop.it

"When I was recruiting, my team and I could always tell when someone had done their homework on the company or not."

 

"If they didn’t do the research, they were out."

 

"In retrospect, it’s regrettable we even had to waste an interview on someone who didn’t investigate us and our mission thoroughly." by Lea McLeod

 

Read more: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/05/03/impress-with-5-overlooked-job-interview-research-methods/


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Get your techie on for job seeking!

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, June 18, 2013 2:27 PM

At first it may seem Lea as a hiring manager is being too tough. Then again, when you walk into an interview, the job is yours to loose.

 

The article provides some great insight into what to do before setting foot inside any company for an interview. Especially with all of the tools and resources available to scope out what a company does and why they are in the business they are in.

Cherry Douglas's curator insight, July 20, 2013 2:27 PM

Tough words, but then the job is yours to loose it you don't do your homework...

Cruise Line Class's curator insight, August 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Excellent article....thank you for sharing!!!

 

I could not agree further with the article, and the comments.  No matter how smart someone is, an interview is not the time to "wing it."  Doing your homework doesn't guarantee you will get the job; however, you will walk into the interview more confident and it increases the chances of you staying in the interview process.

 

Make it a great day!

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Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market

Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market | Career Transition | Scoop.it

"Once upon a time, the want ads were king, and job seekers could be relatively successful in finding employment by pounding the pavement based on what the want ads and job boards were offering."

 

"In the current workplace climate, that pavement has significantly narrowed."

 

"Unfortunately, many college students are unaware of the hidden job market and still operate under the notion that earning a degree and responding to job posts is all they need to do to land a great job."

 

by William Frierson

 

Read more: http://www.collegerecruiter.com/blog/2013/08/21/tapping-into-the-hidden-job-market/


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College students read this!

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, September 17, 2013 9:12 AM

Tapping a keg, or a watermelon, takes a certain amount of skill, knowledge of the right steps, and the right equipment.

 

Coming out of college, you have the right skills to go find a job.

 

The larger question is do you have the right steps to take in your job hunt?

 

William breaks down finding a job in the hidden market using 5 easy tips. The article is worth reviewing for ideas, even if you are not actively looking for a job "yet".

 

Want the melon tapper, go here:

http://www.kegworks.com/the-watermelon-tap-kit-412-p21094

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Transition tip: Best social media practices for your job/career search | Military 2 Civilian Employment

Transition tip: Best social media practices for your job/career search | Military 2 Civilian Employment | Career Transition | Scoop.it
RT @ravingredhead: Transition tip: Best social media practices for your job/career search http://t.co/WwDMrBkzFK
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Social media and job search - they go hand in hand!

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10 Recruiter-Friendly Resume Hacks That Get You Noticed - YouTern

10 Recruiter-Friendly Resume Hacks That Get You Noticed - YouTern | Career Transition | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, for every job a recent graduate applies for, they're competing with about 160 other applicants. That's a lot of competition! So how do you get your resume to stand out from a sea of equally (or even ...
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Good pointers, but not all of them are applicable for sending resumes through parsers in applicant tracking system software for online applications.

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How to stay organized while job hunting | Idealist Careers

How to stay organized while job hunting | Idealist Careers | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Between job descriptions, cover letters, resumes, networking events, informational interviews, and more, there seems to be a lot to the saying that finding a job is a full-time job itself. How can you stay on top of all of the work you have to do?
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Good advice! A career transition database like zendayfus.com may be helpful for organization.

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The Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurs

The Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurs | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Women's entrepreneurship has hit a media tipping point. The question is: Is it just a passing media fad that will soon be a blip on the radar screen, or is it actually a real, fundamental economic force that's reshaping the world?

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There are 224M women entrepreneurs impacting the global economy!

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Does Your Resume Tell Your Story?

Does Your Resume Tell Your Story? | Career Transition | Scoop.it
In the days before Black Hole recruiting and electronic resumes, HR people like me used to screen resumes on paper. I'd sit in my office with a stack of resumes in front of me and read them one by

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Liz Ryan's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:31 PM

"Results-oriented professional" is zombie language. You can sound like a human being in your resume. 

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How to Explain Your Career Transition - Dorie Clark - Harvard ...

How to Explain Your Career Transition - Dorie Clark - Harvard ... | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Shifting careers is often hard to explain. Whether you're moving from one department to another in your own company or starting over in an entirely different field, you're likely to face a litany of rejoinders: Why would you want ...
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How to Get Your Resume Past the System and Into Human Hands

How to Get Your Resume Past the System and Into Human Hands | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Companies rely on computer filtering systems for resume approval. These tips will help your resume get by robots -- and into the hands of a hiring manager.
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I knew about Wordle, but just learned about TagCrowd. Great advice to customize your resume so it gets through the dreaded ATS (Applicant Tracking System)!

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Career Networking Tip - Facebook Privacy Settings for Your Job Hunt

It's standard practice for recruiters to check your Facebook now. Do you have anything that you wouldn't want them to see? Make sure to adjust your privacy s...
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Set your Facebook on high privacy settings if you are in job serach mode. Watch this short YouTube video.

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How to Kick Start Your Referral Networking on LinkedIn

How to Kick Start Your Referral Networking on LinkedIn | Career Transition | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is one of the best tools for finding and generating referral business. If you’re looking to kick start your networking, start with LinkedIn and who you already know.
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Leverage your LinkedIn networking contacts also!

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Job Seekers: What to ask in an informational interview

Job Seekers: What to ask in an informational interview | Career Transition | Scoop.it

"Since most informational interviews are short -- often just 15 or 20 minutes -- it's smart to lead with what's most relevant to your job search."

 

"Freiberger suggests bringing a list of questions in descending order of importance."

 

"As for what to avoid asking, he says, "Aside from questions that are ridiculously inappropriate ... there is only one absolute taboo: Don't ask for a job." If all goes well, that will come later." by Anne Fisher

 

Read more: http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/04/04/what-to-ask-in-an-informational-interview/


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Great set of questions!

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, April 16, 2013 2:03 PM

As the article points out, use open ended questions around your interest and the person across the table. Which means you must come prepared with "open ended" questions to ask and have an idea what the person you are meeting with is interested in themselves.

 

There are 10 great open ended questions in the article to help you craft some around your dream job and the skills and capabilities you bring to the table. Plus make sure any questions you ask lean towards what the person on the other side of the table will be interested in discussing.

 

Next up is getting an informational interview. Here is a link which provides numerous ways to make a connection inside a company you would like to work for longer term. http://blog.doostang.com/2013/03/12/informational-interviews-the-best-job-search-tool-youve-never-used/

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7 Keys To A Successful Job Search - Forbes

7 Keys To A Successful Job Search - Forbes | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Here’s what 100 career pros want you to know about how to land work.

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Great advice - especially about LinkedIn!

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The article includes 7 concise tips to help you in your job search. Whether you are just starting out or have been on the job hunt for awhile.

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Job Seekers Interview Tip: Don’t Give Answers, Tell Stories

Job Seekers Interview Tip: Don’t Give Answers, Tell Stories | Career Transition | Scoop.it

"Before a big interview, most people will spend time to prepare answers for likely interview questions. This is useful and can get you prepared for the basics."

"The trouble is that the interviewer is not looking for answers that are already on your resume, they want to hear something that adds to it."

 

"You have to realize that a successful interview isn’t a cross examination, it’s a conversation. If you want to break out of the question/answer ping pong match, you should aim to sprinkle in some interesting information about yourself in the shape of stories."

 

"The human brain is hard wired to remember stories, not just the words but the visuals that went through the listeners head as well. Marketers make very clever use of stories to sell products and services and so should you."

 

by Jorgen Sundberg

 

Read more: http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/interview-tip-tell-stories-not-answers-7-stories-prepare-now/


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Become a story teller in your interview preparations!

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:54 PM

Jogen provides numerous examples of stories you can tell in an interview.

 

As with any story, practice is recommended and try to come up with the best stories to tell about yourself. Regardless how good you are at telling stories, even a bad story comes out poorly.

 

Think about how many times you've walked away from a conversation at a party where the reason you moved on was having to listen to really bad stories.

 

The other hint is to make sure every story has a point and get to it quickly. Ideally, every story you tell in an interview should be less then 90 seconds. If the hiring manager is interested, you will hear these words, "tell me more."

 

 

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Why You Should Never Put Your Address On Your Resume - Fast Company

Why You Should Never Put Your Address On Your Resume - Fast Company | Career Transition | Scoop.it
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Why You Should Never Put Your Address On Your Resume
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No wonder recruiters count the commute so hard. “When you put your address on your resume, believe me, they do the math,” she continues.
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This has some merit, but if you live code to the job you are applying to, I think it would be a benefit!

 

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Your Five Steps to Successful Career Reinvention, Deborah Shane

Your Five Steps to Successful Career Reinvention, Deborah Shane | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Book 978-1452819938 details, Career Transition - Make the Shift: Your Five Steps to Successful Career Reinvention from author Deborah Shane, published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2011-03-16 with ISBN 978-1452819938 in English...
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I wish I would have written this book!

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How to adapt your resume to your new career choice

http://infoforu.org/amazingresumes How to adapt your resume to your new career choice Changing jobs has to be one of the more difficult decisions a person ca...
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Good video if you are changing career paths to a new industry. Transferable skills are key!

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Before going to a job fair, refresh your skills and resume - STLtoday.com

Before going to a job fair, refresh your skills and resume - STLtoday.com | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Before going to a job fair, refresh your skills and resume STLtoday.com I recently had the distinct privilege of meeting with employment seekers at a large job fair, reviewing resumes and speaking with individuals from all professions and...
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Top 10 Tips for a Killer Resume

Top 10 Tips for a Killer Resume | Career Transition | Scoop.it
When it comes to career advancement and new job opportunities, your resume is at the heart of it all. It is the key that unlocks the door to networking, interviews (formal and informational) and building your personal brand.

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Tips, tips, and more tips!

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5 Resume Writing Rules Every Job Seeker Must Know to be Effective

5 Resume Writing Rules Every Job Seeker Must Know to be Effective | Career Transition | Scoop.it
Resume writing is harder than ever before, and resume writing rules are constantly evolving.

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If you didn't go to Harvard, learn how to write your resume the Harvard way!

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12 Most Nifty Networking Tips

12 Most Nifty Networking Tips | Career Transition | Scoop.it

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Great article! Didn't know about #9 - wear your name tag on the right hand side!

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360Logica's comment, September 6, 2013 12:58 PM
good and nice points!
360Logica's curator insight, September 6, 2013 12:59 PM

handy tips!

Bryce Wettstein's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:24 AM

This is a great article regarding leadership in a networking setting. It gives a great insight in how to emerge as a leader, and highlights different strategies to increase your effectiveness when networking with different individuals.

 

It is a good example of transformational leadership, in which you focus not only on your own well-being and improvement, but the well-being of the people you are networking with as well.

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Writing your resume for the screener, or 'gatekeeper' - Seacoastonline.com

Writing your resume for the screener, or 'gatekeeper'
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One of the most common mistakes I see job seekers make is missing the target audience with their resume.
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I disagree with #3 - objectives are not typically found on resumes these days, but summary paragraphs are.

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