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Job Seekers Define Skills and Capabilities to Rise Above the Noise

Job Seekers Define Skills and Capabilities to Rise Above the Noise | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

In the early stages of a job search, it is good to define the industries and companies that can take advantage of the knowledge, skills and value that you can provide them."

 

"This is why it is so critical to understand both what you know and what you can do for any industry and employer."

 

"Let's take a look at your compelling skills and the relevant value they can deliver to a potential employer."

 

Read on for ideas of how to review you current skill and capabilities and how you can apply them to specific industries and/or across industries.

 

As the author says, it is not about what you know, it is what you can do with the knowledge. Hiring managers are looking for those who can make their job easier. Helping them understand what you bring to the table raises you above the noise of the crowd looking for the same job.

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121203/BIZ/212030329


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Interviewing for a Job? Tell Your Story as a Job Seeker

Interviewing for a Job? Tell Your Story as a Job Seeker | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
I have a lot of friends in the process of interviewing right now, and they share many of the same concerns. They’re nervous about what to say in response to behavioral questions, which I&#821... (Preparing for an interview?

 

Looking for a job? Getting ready to jump to another company? Ready to launch into a new career? Then make sure you read this article by Marcey Farrey.

 

I like this post -- because it has very good advice & tips for how to find a craft a few stories for your job interviews.

 

DO NOT describe your last position -- you are simply selling your job description. In no way does that convey YOUR VALUE to a potential employer.  What they really want to hear are stories about how you helped the company save time, money, effort, etc. or produced revenue. And they want to hear how you recovered from mistakes. And they want to know what you've learned from your experiences.

 

So use this article to start crafting your stories so you can stand out from all the other candidates!

 

For more on this topic, ready my colleague Katherine Hansen's book A Storied Career. I am not affiliated with Kat but it is the only resource out there and it's good.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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How Job Seekers Use Story to Brand Themselves

How Job Seekers Use Story to Brand Themselves | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

"Public speaking and job interviews share a lot in common. Both require confidence, eloquence and professionalism to clearly communicate information — and both are feared by most people."

 

"But the tactics used by most public speakers — especially those that focus on keeping an audience captivated — can also be used by job hunters to have successful job interviews."

 

"An interview is basically a speech. This is especially true for the response to the question that starts most interviews — "Tell me about yourself." Create a mini-speech response to this question by following the format of most speeches: opening, pre-body, body and closing."

 

The article goes on to discuss how to tell a mini story around your brand. Reading between the lines, you will begin to notice how the interviewer across the table is learning about who you are through the stories you tell. Keep in mind your story needs to be relevant and resonate with the interviewer, it is not about you, it is all about what "they" need in the job you are discussing.

 

Your stories need to be crafted to begin to help those you are talking with visualize how your capabilities will help solve their needs.

 

Read the full article for tips on how to help construct mini-stories of your personal brand.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-09-10/classified/chi-job-interview-narrative-20120910_1_job-interviews-career-counselor-success-stories


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To Stay Relevant in a Career, Workers Train Nonstop

To Stay Relevant in a Career, Workers Train Nonstop | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

The need to constantly adapt is the new reality for anyone whose job is touched by computing — not just to change careers, but simply to stay competitive on one’s chosen path.

 

Lynda Gratton, a professor of management practice at the London Business School, has coined a term for this necessity: “serial mastery.”       

 

“You can’t expect that what you’ve become a master in will keep you valuable throughout the whole of your career, and you want to add to that the fact that most people are now going to be working into their 70s,” she said, adding that workers must try to choose specialties that cannot be outsourced or automated. “Being a generalist is, in my view, very unwise. Your major competitor is Wikipedia or Google.”

 


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Executive Resume Writers' Best Kept Secret | Executive Career Brand

Executive Resume Writers' Best Kept Secret | Executive Career Brand | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
You may be surprised. The secret is not that resume writing is easy, and anyone can do it.
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5 Executive Job Search Tactics You Need To Try | Executive Career Brand

5 Executive Job Search Tactics You Need To Try | Executive Career Brand | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
Keep it interesting. Get out of your job search rut and try some new things.
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LinkedIn Blog » How to Showcase Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn: 8 Tips

LinkedIn Blog » How to Showcase Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn: 8 Tips | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

Once you’ve defined your personal brand, it’s time to showcase it to recruiters, bosses, customers and others who may be assessing you. Here’s how LinkedIn can help:


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Social Media For Job Seekers: With Career Expert Brenda Blackburn

Social Media For Job Seekers: With Career Expert Brenda Blackburn | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
In my interview with career expert Brenda Blackburn we discuss strategic advice on how to use social media for job seekers...
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Job Seekers Using LinkedIn to Help Brand in 6 Ways

Job Seekers Using LinkedIn to Help Brand in 6 Ways | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

Somewhere along the line you started treating it more like a resume. It's time to fix that.

Overall, LinkedIn is the best social media platform for entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals. Unfortunately, your LinkedIn profile may not be helping you to create those connections.



So let’s tune yours up with six simple steps:

Step 1. Revisit your goals

Step 2. Layer in your keywords

Step 3. Strip out the clutter

Step 4. Reintroduce your personality

Step 5. Take a hard look at your profile photo

Step 6. Get recommendations

 

Nowadays, LinkedIn is the most popular social media for searching job. It is very useful and helps a lot of people who concern their future job.

Here are some tips for practicing well of LinkedIn.


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Smart Social Media Helps Jobs Find You

Smart Social Media Helps Jobs Find You | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
How does a customer-service expert in Seattle catch the attention of a hot San Francisco startup in San Francisco, 700 miles away?
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Some Friendly Reminders for the Frustrated Job Seeker | CAREEREALISM

Some Friendly Reminders for the Frustrated Job Seeker | CAREEREALISM | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
Are you frustrated with your job search? There is nothing more frustrating than looking for opportunities when none seem to exist.

 

Here are some tips for the frustrated Job seeker.

Almost everyday, job seeker make a lot of effort to search for their job.

However, it is not easy and they don't know how to prepare well.

Let's check how we can prepare for our future job.


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How to Write a Skills-Based Resume | CAREEREALISM

How to Write a Skills-Based Resume | CAREEREALISM | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
Are you writing your resume? Learn why honing in on particular experience and skills shows how they can apply to a new career track.
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5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor

5 Ways To Scare Away Your Career Mentor | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
Wherever you are in your career, seeking out a mentor is a great way to boost your career and expand your network.
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The Facebook Job Board: Recruiting Job Seekers Will Never Look The Same

The Facebook Job Board: Recruiting Job Seekers Will Never Look The Same | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

"Facebook recruiting is here... Facebook announced its long-awaited job board this morning...what’s likely to be an important new source of revenue for the company."

 

"After a yearlong “Social Jobs Partnership” with the U.S. Department of Labor and other government agencies, the company released the Social Jobs Partnership application today, an interactive job board that aggregates 1.7 million openings from recruiting companies,already working on the platform, including Work4 Labs, BranchOut, Jobvite, DirectEmployers and Monster.com."

 

"The page allows users to search for jobs by location, industry and skill, apply to them directly through Facebook, and then share the jobs to their social network."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jjcolao/2012/11/14/the-facebook-job-board-is-here-recruiting-will-never-look-the-same/

 


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Stay Marketable When You're Out of Work

Stay Marketable When You're Out of Work | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
Involuntary career breaks, or dare we say it, 'unemployment', can often be a frightening situation for anyone to be in.
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Job Seekers: How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Brand

Job Seekers: How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Brand | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

"Students need to think of their majors in graphics and focus on pictures that might represent what they are interested in, projects they have completed and/or some of the activities or organizations they are involved in."

 

"It is also important to write a little something about each picture that you post to give a description, which will help the viewer to have a better understanding of how this pictures relates to them professionally."

 

Here are some of the tips on how to use Pinterest as a personal branding tool college students should consider:

 

1. Create resume boards on which they pin pictures related to their schooling and experiences.

 

2. Create portfolio boards with examples of their work, which is especially good for creative fields.

 

3. Pin a copy of their resume with text that says “please share me.”

 

4. Create boards related to their interests to give more insight into them.

 

5. Place their Pinterest URLs on their job-search materials, including resumes, cover letters, e-mail signatures, profiles on LinkedIn, and more.

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The five things to do right now if you are feeling ‘dissatisfied’ in your career

The five things to do right now if you are feeling ‘dissatisfied’ in your career | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

So many people are unhappy at work, and whilst they may well start thinking about a new job it is worth reflecting on this questions:

Identify what you are dissatisfied about – the content of the job, the people, the travel.


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Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts | Executive Career Brand

Twitter Job Search Help From Career Experts | Executive Career Brand | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
Hundreds of job search tweets (free advice!) from leaders in the careers industry.
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4 Executive Job Search Blunders | Executive Career Brand

4 Executive Job Search Blunders | Executive Career Brand | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
Are you sabotaging your chances to land the job you want by making these mistakes?
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The Evolution of the Job Application [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Evolution of the Job Application [INFOGRAPHIC] | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
We've come a long way -- let's looks back at how the job application process has evolved over time.
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Career Hub: 5 Reasons Your Job Search May Not Be Working

Career Hub: 5 Reasons Your Job Search May Not Be Working | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it
It's amazing, though understandable, that so many people are pursuing their job search in ways that are apt to yield no results. That's because today's job search has a lot in common with white water rafting - you have to...
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Land Your Next Job with a 140 Character "Twesume"

Land Your Next Job with a 140 Character "Twesume" | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

In essence, a Twesume is a short bio or resume condensed into 140 characters or less, which can be tweeted, messaged or emailed to potential employers.

Twesumes help job seekers get noticed by companies who use social recruiting. With the Twesume, a job seeker can introduce himself and engage with an employer in less time (and space) than a traditional resume and cover letter could ever manage.


How Can I Write My Own Twesume?

All you need is a Twitter account and something to say. Once you have your Twitter account squared away, write your very own Twesume. While the Twesume can be anything you like, try to include this information: what you do, an accomplishment, a goal, skills and/or a link to a detailed profile or website.

 

Have you ever heard about Twesume?

It could be a short bio or resume for your career by using twitter.

Here are some tips. Check it!

Example:

Santa Claus: World traveler and toy expert. 300+ years management experience. Looking for position in entertainment industry. http://tinyurl.com/c9ursdp #twesume


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10 Ways Email Can Derail Your Job Chances

10 Ways Email Can Derail Your Job Chances | UnJobSearch | Scoop.it

When consumed by job hunt, it is easy to exhaust for getting a job.

However, in spite of hardship of job hunt, we cannot give up our future career.

 

Here are some tips that Email can drail your Job chances.

Check it! 


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