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Today's career success requires mobility, being able to move from one job to an other. The days of life time employment are over! So being ready is essential for career development.
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The Challenge of the Modern Systems Analyst

The Challenge of the Modern Systems Analyst | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

The systems analyst is responsible for working with the business and IT teams to deliver technical solutions to business problems.
This professional does not actually implement technology projects, but plays a central role in their planning and execution. The systems analyst also serves as a liaison between IT and end users.

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The Best Website Builders to Create a Clean Online Portfolio

The Best Website Builders to Create a Clean Online Portfolio | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

If you don’t already have an online portfolio, you should seriously – and I mean very seriously – consider building one.
It doesn’t have to be difficult and it doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, the 10 sites listed below make creating an online portfolio quite easy. Whether you’re 18 or 88, having an online portfolio is a great way to boost your professional image, help you visualize your accomplishments, and attract more attention from your peers and potential employers.
Online portfolios can help you creatively display your resume online, or they can simply tell others a little bit about you and what your life is all about.
If you want to make an online portfolio that looks clean and professional, check out these 10 website builders that can help you create the perfect online portfolio.

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5 Top Resume Builder Sites to Create Your Resume Online

5 Top Resume Builder Sites to Create Your Resume Online | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Applying for a job can be an overwhelming experience, not least of all when it comes to putting together your resume. Since it’s the first impression you make, you want to make sure you’re hitting all the right notes with your resume.
With a few free online services, the process can be made a little easier.
As a designer, photographer, or even writer, your online portfolio is a great way to introduce potential employers to what you can do.

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Vertel je 'why' op je LinkedIn-profiel en maak die digitale klik - Frankwatching

Vertel je 'why' op je LinkedIn-profiel en maak die digitale klik - Frankwatching | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Dat mystieke gevoel in intermenselijke communicatie maakt dat je van sommige mensen werk en opdrachten krijgt en van anderen niet. Hoe kun je de 'klik' digitaal maken? “People don’t buy what you do, but why you do it”, zegt Simon Sinek. Met zijn Why-benadering en Covey's 'dreamjob-vragen' krijg je het voor elkaar. Gebruik deze 8 vragen om je eigen 'Why' te benoemen en via LinkedIn je droombaan te vinden.
Online kun je verbinding maken op basis van gedeelde passies, want uiteindelijk draait het ook op internet om gevoel. En hoe duidelijker je communiceert wat jou concreet kenmerkt en motiveert, des te meer je onderscheidend en herkenbaar wordt.

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New Report Predicts Over 100,000 Legal Jobs Will Be Lost To Automation

New Report Predicts Over 100,000 Legal Jobs Will Be Lost To Automation | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

An extensive new analysis by Deloitte estimates that over 100,000 jobs will be lost to technological automation within the next two decades. Increasing technological advances have helped replace menial roles in the office and do repetitive tasks.
A Radical Change
To paraphrase the Bard’s famous quote: “The first thing we do, let’s replace all the lawyers with automated algorithms.”
Doesn’t have quite the same sting as the original, but it may more accurately reflect the present reality.

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How to Pick a Perfect LinkedIn Photo

How to Pick a Perfect LinkedIn Photo | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Your photo is a very important part of your LinkedIn profile for a number of reasons. When you meet a LinkedIn contact in person for the first time, they will be able to recognize you because of your photo.
When you send a LinkedIn invitation to connect with someone you already know, they will feel comfortable accepting the invitation because they recognize your face. Finally, a photograph humanizes your profile, and makes you appear more approachable. Incorporating a quality photo into your LinkedIn profile will help you make the right impression and maximize the number of people who view your profile.

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7 Tips to Make Sure Your LinkedIn Picture Is Helping, Not Hurting, Your Prospects

7 Tips to Make Sure Your LinkedIn Picture Is Helping, Not Hurting, Your Prospects | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

At first blush, it may have seemed like a good idea -- a great profile pic. What better way to convey one’s importance than to pose with a former president? But the man gripping Bill Clinton’s hand looks scared and nervous, seeming almost to shrink alongside the charismatic leader. Rather than projecting an air of success, he comes off as star-struck and immature.
Another person, a female executive assistant, offers up a relaxed grin, but the probable source of her good spirits can be seen lined up on the bar behind her, and an excess of exposed skin makes her smile the last thing you’re likely to focus on.
If you were looking for a new employee or recruiting a leader for a company, how likely would it be that you’d hire either of these people? Do a gut-check

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HRintech - - - HR Innovation & Technology  content curation

Welcome to my personal content curation page, where I share a lot of information about developments in HR HRtech HRanalytics and HR innovation. Have a view in the archive, Very helpful in getting an idea of what's new and interesting to learn about.

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What Do Personality Tests Really Reveal?

What Do Personality Tests Really Reveal? | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Since March, thousands of job applicants at Amtrak have been required to take an online cultural fit assessment that measures their personality traits, specifically those believed to be related to safety consciousness, customer awareness, integrity and ability to collaborate.

Those are the core attributes that the transportation agency is seeking as it looks to attract high-caliber newcomers to its workforce.

“We have a lot of retirements coming up,” says Uzma S. Burki, Amtrak’s senior vice president, human capital strategy and center of excellence. “We want to make sure we bring in the ‘right fit’ individuals.”

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10 Awesome Interview Tips from Actual Hiring Managers

10 Awesome Interview Tips from Actual Hiring Managers | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

When you’re aggressively searching for a job, don’t you wish you had some insight into what the interviewer really wants from you – and doesn’t want?
We’ve found pure, unadulterated comments, complaints and advice from actual recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals that they wish job seekers knew.
Take a look at what they had to say, and pay attention. What you see may help you land that job!
Caveat: all hiring managers are different, and what works for one may not work for another. If you can learn from their LinkedIn profile about the person you’ll be meeting with, you may be able to judge which of these tips may work best for them.

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5 Personal Branding Resume Techniques You Must Try

5 Personal Branding Resume Techniques You Must Try | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Must-Try Personal Branding Techniques
There are aspects of your background that make you incredibly unique and highly qualified—and your job is to highlight those aspects so that hiring managers don’t have to guess whether you’re perfect for the job. To help you get started, here are five personal branding techniques to try when working on your resume.
1. Develop A Strong Title/Job Target
Your title/job target is the first impression a hiring manager will have when reading your resume. This short phrase provides a quick summary of what you’ve accomplished and why you are the right person for the job.
2. Add Links To Your Professional Profiles
Another great technique for building your personal brand is to link to your professional profiles. Keep in mind, most times, your resume is submitted online and can easily be linked to Web sites. If you link to your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles, as well as one or two other professional sites you have, you give the employer a chance to learn more about the contributions you’ve made in your field.

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3 Habits of Remarkably Focused People

3 Habits of Remarkably Focused People | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

The ability to focus is a game-changer. The more laser-focused you are, the more you can get done, and the better the quality of your work will be. We all have the same 24 hours every day, but those who are focused squeeze more meaningful work out of their day than the rest of us.
Clearly, no matter what roles you juggle in life and at work, you will benefit by becoming more focused. Here are three ways you can do that:
1. Reflect
Make time and space early in your day to reflect on your priorities and set your intentions for the day. This is useful on two levels.
2. Remember
As you go about your day, it's easy to get inundated by the hundred different things demanding your attention. Your intentions and priorities may get thrown out the window as you put out fires. 3. Regroup
Productivity suffers when you keep a frantic pace all day, every day. In the same way that muscles grow bigger and get stronger by short periods of stress followed by rest and recovery, your attention needs to have the occasional break.

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8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don't Matter)

8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don't Matter) | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon?
 I think this varies from recruiter to recruiter and also depends on the role for which you're applying. For one, I don't look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online. But I'll highlight briefly how I personally absorb a resume.
I should preface this by saying that I primarily recruit for senior-level individuals. In my past life, I was a campus recruiter and you read resumes of new grads a bit differently, since experience is less of a factor.
How I read a mid- to senior-level resume

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How Long Do Recruiters Spend Reading Your CV?

How Long Do Recruiters Spend Reading Your CV? | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Recruiters spend on average 5-7 seconds looking at a CV…. It’s stats like these that are scary for jobseekers but you forget that the recruiter has a very trained eye and know exactly what they are looking for.
In this infographic from our friends at BeHiring, we learn the following:
First applications are received 200 seconds after a job is posted
Average time spent looking at a CV is 5-7 seconds
One spelling or grammar mistake and your CV will be chucked in the bin
88% job rejection rate if you have a photo of yourself on your CV

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Your All-In-One Guide To Building The Perfect Resume

Whether you just graduated, are returning to school or are looking for a new job, within or outside your career, you need a resume. But not just a resume. You need a great resume. One which will stand out among the rest and help you land that job which you’re hoping will make some positive impact on your life.

My first tip of advice before you even start is to not get lost in the resume, but remember what you’re trying to accomplish. Not only does your resume reflect you, but it also attracts or repels certain kinds of employers. Obviously you want the good ones, and your resume can be that filter. That said, however, you always need to stand behind what is on your resume because ultimately you are what makes the difference in the interview and job.
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Functies op het snijvlak van IT en Marketing in trek - Emerce

Functies op het snijvlak van IT en Marketing in trek - Emerce | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
Een baan in de marketing of communicatie was in 2015 weer wat makkelijker te vinden. Het aantal vacatures steeg met 16 procent tot ruim 33.000 ten opzichte van 2014. Vooral functies op het snijvlak van IT en Marketing - zoals webontwikkelaar, UX-ontwerper en CRM consultants lieten een groei zien. Daar steeg het aantal vacatures met 30 procent tot 19.000 vacatures. Dit blijkt uit arbeidsmarktonderzoek van Yacht.
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8 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Andy Grove

8 Timeless Leadership Lessons from Andy Grove | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove was, in many ways, larger than life. The Time 1997 Man of the Year and 1997 Chief Executive magazine CEO of the Year was more than a business leader. He was an innovator, a mentor, a survivor and an out-of-the-box thinker. And his ideas on leadership— disseminated in a couple of best-selling books and ratified by his success and experiences running Intel—will live on for decades to come as some of the most-admired lessons in the world.
Grove, who died last week at the age of 79, was a Holocaust survivor who turned Intel into one of the high-tech world’s most influential trendsetters. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease recently after earlier fighting a battle against prostate cancer which he, characteristically, wrote about.

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What Research Says About The Best LinkedIn Profile Photo

What Research Says About The Best LinkedIn Profile Photo | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

What does your LinkedIn profile picture say about you?
The answer matters because nearly half of B2B buyers will browse your LinkedIn profile. And studies have shown it only takes 1/10 of a second for someone to draw conclusions about you based on your photo — so how do you win someone over in less than a second?
Good news, social sellers: There is research out there about the specific types of profile photos that have the biggest impact on first impressions. Here’s everything we’ve found about what goes into the best LinkedIn profile photo and what to avoid, all backed by data.

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5 Tips for Picking the Right LinkedIn Profile Picture 

5 Tips for Picking the Right LinkedIn Profile Picture  | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

Your profile picture can be one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn presence. Our research shows that just having a picture makes your profile 14 times more likely to be viewed by others.
As a recruiter, this means that this little, square image is your first chance to make a good impression on candidates and is a key element of your recruiter brand.
Typically, we’d recommend having a professional photographer take your headshot. A professional will make sure the lighting is flattering and that you are putting your best foot (or rather face) forward. On average, this will cost you between $200-$400.
However, if you don’t have the budget, don’t fret. Here are 5 tips to help you pick a strong photo from the ones you already have:

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Je LinkedIn profiel gaat niet over jou!

Een snelle tip voor je LinkedIn profiel
Een geïnteresseerde in mijn training ‘Verbeter je LinkedIn profiel om meer klanten of een baan te vinden’ gaf aan de training niet nodig te vinden. In de eerste plaats omdat LinkedIn zelf aangeeft dat hij een expert is, je weet wel via het blauwe bolletje….
Mijn reactie: LinkedIn leest vast niet de INHOUD van je profiel. Dat je een expert of ‘all star’ bent, betekent dat je de essentiële velden hebt ingevuld. Natuurlijk, als dat vindbare informatie is, ben je al een heel eind.
Slimme teksten
Als je je profiel met SLIMME inhoud invult, dan ben je pas een (all) Star!

“Dat wil ik Leni, maar waarom gaat mijn profiel dan niet over mij?”

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Let Your Voice Speak Through Your Resume

Writing Your Resume
You’re always polishing your resume because you want to “stand out” as a job seeker in this competitive job market.
You want to communicate to hiring managers you’re a fit for the job and find yourself caught up in the process of conveying this message.
You’re so caught up you forget to appeal directly to the hiring manager.
Still, you continue your resume revamping process – without this element – with the hope of catching the hiring manager’s attention.
You’re not alone.
This element has been missing from my resume as well. I’m always improving my resume but not once considered it.
Don’t be alarmed, though. It’s not too late to improve your resume with this important element. I’m doing the same.
Traditional Resume Writing

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Four Scientifically Proven Habits Of Powerful Presenters

Four Scientifically Proven Habits Of Powerful Presenters | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

What makes someone a great presenter? Why do some speakers seem to effortlessly captivate their audiences, while others struggle just to keep them awake? It turns out that scientists have answers to some of those questions—many of them based in habit. And like any habit, those communication skills can be learned, practiced, and perfected. Here are four that the most powerful speakers have mastered.
1. They Gesture With Purpose
One of the leading experts on gestures is the University of Chicago’s Dr. David McNeil. He has shown that the way gestures interact with spoken words combine to produce meaning in the minds of audience members. The very act of gesturing, he's found, boosts the brain’s ability to process information and formulate thoughts.

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LinkedIn Premium: Worth the Cost?

LinkedIn Premium: Worth the Cost? | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it
We’ve all been tempted to sign up for LinkedIn Premium. I mean, who doesn’t want to have the aesthetically eye-catching open profile and large background photo? However, what’s so great about LinkedIn premium other than the logo on the profile?

Here I’m going to look at two types of LinkedIn premium accounts that most marketers and business professionals will make use of: Professional Sales Navigator and Business Plus.
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Why Company Culture is Important to your Job Search

Workplace culture (yes, that C word) is so hard for companies to describe. It could probably be easily explained with a little thought, but when a job candidate asks “what’s the culture like here?”, many people draw a blank.
If the people who work at the company can’t describe the company culture to you, how do you as a job seeker know what to look for? What should you ask at interviews?
My first recommendation is to think about what you want in a job and from an employer. When looking for a job we tend to get tunnel vision and just focus on a singular aspect of the job, such as salary. Before you even start interviewing, write out the answers to these questions:

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Keywords Still Matter

Keywords Still Matter | Career Development, Personal Branding & Job Hunting | Scoop.it

As content marketing becomes the new black I’m starting to hear people talk about how keywords don’t matter anymore. This sentiment appears in more than a few posts and the general tenor seems to be that keyword focused strategies are a thing of the past – a relic from a dark time.
The problem? You need keywords to produce successful content.
Keyword Syntax
How do people search for something? That’s what keywords are all about. It’s vital to ensuring your content will be found and resonate with your users.

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