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How to Find Recruiters on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Find Recruiters on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC] | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a job on LinkedIn? Here is how to easily find recruiters on the site, supplied by AvidCareerist.com.

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Resume Format: PDF, ASCII, .doc, or .docx?

Formatting Your Resume: PDF, ASCII, .doc, or .docx?  What is the best resume format to use? Imagine you have just finished writing and editing your resume. You hold up that perfectly spaced, tabbed, indented, and designed beauty admiring it and decide you re going to send it to your friend Mary because you re so proud of it. You send it and immediately text her to ask what she thinks. Mary is at her daughter s gymnastics practice but pulls it up on her Ipad. Her text back to you is shocking, This looks terrible! What happened? Depending on the format the document was saved in, certain technological devices may not have a compatible program to view it. This is important to keep in mind when submitting your resume to different recruiters or job postings. .docx .docx is the default format for more recent versions of Microsoft Word. The problem is that not everyone has updated their copy of MS Word and may be using .doc. If this is the case your .docx version is going to look really funn
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Professional Resume Writing Service - Certified Resume Writer Expert, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland

Professional Resume Writing Services are not all created equal. Here are some tips to help you find the best.
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How do you know if your resume writer has the write stuff?

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How to Find Recruiters on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Find Recruiters on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC] | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a job on LinkedIn? Here is how to easily find recruiters on the site, supplied by AvidCareerist.com.

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25 Things that Make You Look Dumb on LinkedIn

25 Things that Make You Look Dumb on LinkedIn | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is one of those social networks you may feel a bit unsure about. You might even be asking yourself, "How can this site help me grow my smal

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Great information! There is a lot to learn. It can be daunting.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:24 AM

LinkedIn is recognized as the professional social network. It’s a place where people in all industries can go to build relationships with their colleagues and demonstrate their experience and expertise. It’s also a place where businesses and organizations can show off their work to prospective clients, customers, and even future employees.

 

The last thing you want to do is look like you don’t know what you’re doing!

Amanda Hoffmann's curator insight, July 23, 2013 11:13 PM

Worth reading to ensure YOU are not doing any of them!

Simone Favaro's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:10 AM

In order to get your on-line networking growing, you have to be there. It's not enough to open an account somewhere and to use it obly when the sun is shining and the weather is sweet.

 

Furthermore, you have to know what you are going to use. Tell me the truth, aren*t you on Linkedin because your brother or partner opened an account telling to you 'Hey, you should have an account!' ?

 

LEANNE KENNIS gives you some tips on what you have to avoid when you use linkedin... take care!

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More companies hiring temporary workers

More companies hiring temporary workers | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

These temporary workers - which include freelancers, contract workers and consultants - represent nearly 17 million people who have only thin ties to the companies that pay them, AP reports.

 

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I have been hearing more and more about this idea that soon we will all be contractors. Interesting to think about...

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The Social Media Job Search: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself

The Social Media Job Search: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

"Okay, so everybody knows we’re using social media more than ever to job search. But how many are doing it right?"

 

"In order to use online social networking to effectively find a job, there are several tools and tricks to abide by during the online job search..."

 

"First, ask yourself a few questions about your social media presence and your online social networking habits and practices." by Jackalope Jobs

 

Read more: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/03/16/the-social-media-job-search-3-questions-to-ask-yourself/


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, April 2, 2013 10:14 PM

The article covers 3 main questions to consider. Providing input on how you are currently engaging with your social connections around the job hunt.

 

1- Have I Clearly Indicated My Interest in Finding a Job?

 

 

2 - Do I Paint a Clear and Professional Picture of My Skills?

 

 

3 - Which Social Media Platform Works the Best For Me?

 

 

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Use LinkedIn to Locate the Hidden Job Market for Your Job Search

Use LinkedIn to Locate the Hidden Job Market for Your Job Search | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

"The term hidden job market refers to jobs not advertised and they generally fall into three categories."

 

"The first are those that are known to a handful of people including executive search firms."

 

"The second are the jobs that are discussed internally but have not been posted."

 

"The third category is when there is a problem waiting for a solution but no position has been identified."

 

Read more: http://howgetjob.blogspot.com/2013/05/tapping-hidden-job-market-through.html

 


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, June 5, 2013 8:30 AM

Don provides insight around the 3 categories as defined above to help understand why the hidden job market exist and how to help find them during your job search.

 

HINT: It is easy to say use the right search terms in your profile, but how do you see through the eyes of a bot, go here: http://tagcrowd.com/

 

The second half of the article discusses how to utilize the capabilities within LinkedIn to help locate the hidden jobs within your desired positions and companies.

 

Whether you are a new user or an expert on LinkedIn, Don's ideas will likely have a few nuggets which can be setup and running with a small amount of effort.

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2013 Best Job Search Site for Students

2013 Best Job Search Site for Students | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
2013 About.com Readers Choice Awards - Best Job Site for Students.

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streetsmartprof's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:22 AM

From their website:

 

CollegeTopTalent.com is a new, game-changing website dedicated to helping college students and recent grads find entry-level jobs and internships. Students can easily create a profile with a resume, personal pitch and optional 60-second video, allowing them to stand out to employers.

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's curator insight, August 20, 2013 8:05 AM

Check out the 2013 Best Job Site for Students. If you have other sites that you would like to share with us...please do!

 

Make it a great day!

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Job Search and Resource Sites

Job Search and Resource Sites | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

All articles are focused on helping you find your dream job.

 

*How and Where to Begin. (Tag = Job Resource WebSites)

 

*How to Prepare a Resume. (Tag = Resume)

 

*Entry Level & Internships. (Tag = New Grads/Entry Level)

 

*Top Job Boards for New Postings. (Tag = Job Search Sites)

 

More information on interviewing:

 "Job Seekers" http://www.scoop.it/t/beyond-the-book

 

More information on growing your career:

http://www.scoop.it/t/street-smart-advice-for-career-growth


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Find the Heart of Your Brand Storytelling with These 6 Questions

Find the Heart of Your Brand Storytelling with These 6 Questions | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
Stories make life interesting and give people a way to connect. People crave them, which creates a big opportunity for brand storytelling. Here are a few basic questions to answer to help you reach...

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Understanding your brand helps you speak more confidently and clearly in an interview.

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Stefano Principato's curator insight, June 19, 2013 10:47 AM

Here are a few basic questions to answer to help you pull your story out of its box

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Words to Leave Off Your Resume

Words to Leave Off Your Resume | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
When it comes to looking for a job, what you don't say can be just as important as what you do say. Here are nine phrases and words to leave off your resume. Try
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HAPPINESS IS A SKILL, RESEARCH FINDS

HAPPINESS IS A SKILL, RESEARCH FINDS | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
For the classic rat-race employee, the next promotion, a new house, a new car is supposed to bring contentment. Usually it doesn’t work. After a temporary jolt of joy, life returns to the less-than-satisfactory norm.

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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 16, 2013 7:44 PM

But of course. Happiness can be learned. The secret is out. 

 

How long can participants in the rat-race stay in denial? 

 

Humanist Business is on the way. 

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Get Your Federal Resume Ready

The departments of Treasury and Veterans Affairs would net the largest staff increases, with an additional 7,400 and 2,200 employees, respectively. Obama would boost the Securities and Exchange Commission rolls by the largest percentage of any agency, up 12 percent to 4,700 total workers.
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What Makes a Federal Resume So Different? - Certified Resume Writer Expert, Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland

What Makes a Federal Resume So Different?
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There is a huge difference between Federal and private industry resumes.

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How to Find Recruiters on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Find Recruiters on LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC] | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a job on LinkedIn? Here is how to easily find recruiters on the site, supplied by AvidCareerist.com.

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Finding Your 'Happiness Zone'

Finding Your 'Happiness Zone' | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
Here is a key point that I have learned from devoting much of my professional life to studying the effects of human emotions: The raw, impulsive ones, like fear, excessive worry and anger will absolutely hi-jack happiness and well being -- every single...

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There are only two things anyone can control: your thoughts and your actions! Get happy and reach for joy!

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Jay Cross's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:01 PM

Good advice for countering stress.

Go to gratitude -- the minute you feel yourself starting to freak (like OMG it is going to be winter soon). Stop and find something to be grateful for. And if you can't think of anything, appreciate that you can see the words on this page.Be in the moment -- to the extent that you are able. Establish a daily discipline of some kind of practice like meditation or yoga to support you and reap the benefits.
Safco Products's curator insight, July 5, 2013 9:42 AM

Interesting! Find your happiness zone!

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10 Ways The Job Search Has Changed

10 Ways The Job Search Has Changed | Resume Writing | Scoop.it
If you haven’t looked for work lately, be sure you know the new rules about resumés
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Frustrated Searching Job Boards with No Responses - Try Informational Interviews

Frustrated Searching Job Boards with No Responses - Try Informational Interviews | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

New research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” 

"If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employers, the “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you."

 

"What exactly is The Alumni Networking Solution?" by John Muscarello

 

Read more: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/04/16/the-key-to-more-job-leads-the-alumni-networking-solution/

 


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, April 20, 2013 12:40 PM

John covers all 5 steps in the article in a concise fashion allowing you to consider the various ideas and whether they will work for you or not. No need to sign up for anything and/or navigate all over trying to find the steps.

 

The 5 step method looks to be a very solid way to get infront of Alumni from your school for informational interviews. Also recall LinkedIn already has a standard search setup to help you pinpoint who you might want to reach out to by location, by company, and by functional job area.

 

The LinkedIn alumni search is located here: http://www.linkedin.com/college/alumni

 

Note: For the search to work, remember to setup your college in LinkedIn first. (Log on, in main header bar, look under contacts drop down to find the link for your school once setup.)

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:45 AM

Informational interviews are a great way to build a network... and potentially get you a job.

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Rise to the Top by Being Unique in the Job Search

Rise to the Top by Being Unique in the Job Search | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

“Who are you?”

 

"It’s what most hiring decision-makers want to know when screening resumes or planning an interview."

 

"The question seems reasonable, even obvious, but during a job search, it’s easy to overlook."

 

"The answer to this question is what sets you apart from  candidates who could have the same credentials and background. These are your soft skills." by Kim Thompson


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:20 AM

With north of 50% of companies using software to screen resumes, keywords to even land on a hiring managers desk are critical.

 

Good news, you get this far based on a resume with the right keywords. Now what? Why would a hiring manager stop and read, not scan, your resume?

 

In a group of job seekers when Kim asked to describe yourself, their words were: "a loyal worker, team player, dedicated, good ethics, trustworthy and dependable".

 

It is not easy, but some way, some how, you need to descibe in concise words "why" you are these words and "how" you demonstrate these soft skills.

 

A great Ted Video around "why" is by Simon Sinek, may provide you with some ideas. Granted it is around companies "why", but you are your own marketing department when it comes down to getting a job. http://youtu.be/qp0HIF3SfI4

 

The answers to your "why" will recide in your life lessons both on and off the job. Think about major projects and/or accomplishments in your life. Use these to demonstrate why you are unique. Both in your resume and at job interviews.

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85+ Links of the Best Job Search Info to Help in Your Job Hunt

85+ Links of the Best Job Search Info to Help in Your Job Hunt | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

"I’ve been collecting tons of the best articles, videos, and books on job searching, and I’m giving it all to you, right here, in one super long blog post."

 

"You might want bookmark this page so that you can keep coming back at different stages of your job search, and you’ll most definitely want to share it with all your friends!" by Paul Chittenden

 

Read more: http://www.jobkaster.com/blog/help-me-find-a-job-the-most-epic-guide-in-history/


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:20 AM

If you are in the job search, it is worthwhile reviewing this article to see if any of the various sites or resources listed will help you during the job hunt.

 

Paul has provided numerous sites to consider as resources grouped together in a logical fashion.

 

They are broken down by variuos stages of the job hunt. My one nit, too bad navigation is not built into the page to move around by section.

 

Top level phases of the job hunt include:

 

Job Exploration

Picking a Career

Motivation

Assessing Your Experience Level

Finding a job

Networking

Interviewing

Salary Negotiation

 

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Millennial women not interested in top jobs: survey

Millennial women not interested in top jobs: survey | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

Young women are more educated, more ambition, a greater part of workforce, yet the same old work-life balance issues drang on.


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I don't think women face as much discrimination now, but the ambition to climb to the top is absent, not because of laziness or lack of opportunities but because family really does take attention and time. Raising children is becoming more challenging these days.

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malek's curator insight, June 19, 2013 7:59 AM

It's all about the unfriendly corporate ladder, young women would rather pursue on their own in the world.

malek's comment, June 19, 2013 3:46 PM
But why the sacrifice isn't worth it?
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Millennials and the Job Market

Millennials and the Job Market | Resume Writing | Scoop.it

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Amanda Palmer: The art of asking | Video on TED.com

Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer (drop a dollar in the hat for the Eight-Foot Bride!), she examines the new relationship between artist and fan.

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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 15, 2013 2:00 AM

Relationship with customers. Just ask. Trust. No sticker price. Patrons. How do we let people give? Open on the net shows Amanda & Company are good people, certainly worthy of a contribution. 

 

Not that you want to couchsurf with your fans. Nonetheless, an inspiring and important story.