From $0-100million with no sales people. The Atlassian 10 commandments for startups.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
Scott Farquhar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Atlassian , an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company. Atlassian produces tools that help technical and business teams collaborate, plan projects and build software. Scott was talking at Business of Software 2010. Business of Software 2011 takes place in Boston - 24-26th October.
Employers Use Your Resume And LinkedIn Profile Differently
APRIL 9, 2013
Many job seekers make the mistake of assuming that their resume and LinkedIn profile are the same thing. Continued at [link].
77% Of Currently Employed Workers Compete For Your Next Job
APRIL 8, 2014
That’s an eye-opening number if you’re looking for a job. Let’s examine CareerBuilder’s projection.
Be The Most Interesting Person In The World
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
Since we were children, we’ve been taught to be humble. But that's not going to help your job search. Continued at [link].
Employers Use Your Resume And LinkedIn Profile Differently
APRIL 9, 2013
Many job seekers make the mistake of assuming that their resume and LinkedIn profile are the same thing. There are three reasons that your resume and LinkedIn profile are not the same. Continued at [link].
Job Search Best Practices To Work With Recruiters
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Candidates call recruiters impolite or unprofessional. rather than gain understanding of why.
Personal Branding In 6 Seconds And 15 Seconds
FEBRUARY 4, 2013
Your resume branding is used in different ways for different employer decisions. Continued at [link].
Can The President Really Create Jobs?
OCTOBER 16, 2012
We're in the midst of an intense series of debates between two candidates applying for the job of President of the United States. But can the President really create a significant number of jobs? Continued at [link]. Employment Economy Featured reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment Job job market research unemployment
10 Surprising Facts About Recruiters
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
One of the leading reasons for candidate frustration with recruiters is lack of recruiter understanding. So here's 10 surprising recruiter facts. Continued at [link]. Featured reCareered Blog Recruiters career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search Planning question recruiter
4 Ways To Brand Yourself As A Superior Candidate
JULY 12, 2012
Instead of branding yourself as a commodity, why not brand yourself as a superior candidate? Here's 4 ways. Continued at [link]. Featured reCareered Blog social branding career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search personal branding Planning solution subject matter expertise
5 Ways You’ve Made Yourself Obsolete – And what to do about it
APRIL 4, 2012
Why can't employers see that our experience and wisdom makes us more valuable than someone 20 years our junior? There are ways to avoid ageism, because we largely cause much of it ourselves. Here are 5 ways you're made yourself obsolete and. Continued at [link].
Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks: Get past voice mail
JUNE 4, 2012
After the 3rd or 4th time you get to someone's voice mail and never seem to get a return call, you're bound to be frustrated. Learn how recruiters get through to hiring managers. Continued at [link]. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search Planning
6 Ways To Get Your Resume Noticed In 15 Seconds
JANUARY 30, 2012
It's a well known fact in the recruiting and HR world that hiring managers/HR reps/recruiters spend an average 15 seconds deciding if you make it to the interview pile, or if your resume gets discarded. Here's 6 tips to pass your 15 second screen. Continued at [link].
What If I Had To Search For A Job Tomorrow?
MAY 1, 2012
That made me think - what if I had to search for a job tomorrow? I'm in my 50's, have worked as an entrepreneur over the past 5 years and recently moved to a new city. What would I do if I had to search for a job? Here's how I'd start. Continued at [link].
OMG! You Mean Recruiters Really Do Screen Candidates Using Social Media?
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Think your social networking profiles don't matter? Guess again - see how employers are using social media to decide who to hire, who to interview, and who to avoid. Continued at [link]. Featured Networking/Social Networking reCareered Blog career career change career coach facebook getting noticed google hiring Job job search job search 2.0
Misunderstood Holiday Hiring Trends
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Most job seekers have the misunderstanding that hiring stops at Thanksgiving. Stops dead - No one gets hired until after New Years. Learn why this is a big misunderstanding and what you can expect this holiday season. Continued at [link].
AOL Email Address Brands You As Technologically Obsolete
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
Many job seekers don’t think their email address matters. If you want to show employers that you’re not keeping up with the times, use an AOL email address. Continued at [link]. Featured reCareered Blog social branding ageism career career change career coach email Job job search personal branding Planning
Job Search Answers: Should I Apply On Company Websites?
DECEMBER 5, 2012
"What is your opinion on applying to company websites?" Learn why your odds are terrible if you're applying to jobs through company websites.
Hiring Processes Benefit Candidates That Best Understand The Process
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Today's today's hiring processes are incredibly efficient but also incredibly dysfunctional. Learn 3 ways to take advantage of hiring processes. Continued at [link].
Career Advice – Does your email address matter?
JANUARY 21, 2011
Your email address is often the very first impression you make as you apply for a job, and the first establishment of your personal brand. It’s often the first thing a hiring manager looks at when deciding whether to open an email. or delete it. Continued at [link].
Never Trust A Job Description – 6 Reasons Why Job Descriptions Are Obsolete
JULY 26, 2012
Today, let's discuss a common reason you're being ignored for a job where you're a perfect match. Your problem is that you're relying on obsolete information. the job description. Continued at [link].
Is Your Personal Brand Making Ageism Worse?
AUGUST 30, 2012
Could your personal brand amplify negative feelings about your age? Could your personal brand actually be contributing to the ageism that employers direct towards you, making it difficult for you to find your next job? Continued at [link].
You’re Not Crazy – No One’s Reading Your Resume
MAY 21, 2012
You're used to the expectation that if you're qualified for the job, your resume will be read. Learn why being qualified isn't enough to get your resume read. Continued at [link]. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog career career change career coach employer hiring Job job search keywords Planning pre-screen Resume resume search optimization
Why You’re Not Called When You’re The “Perfect” Candidate
APRIL 3, 2012
If you've ever been frustrated that you weren't called (or emailed) when you were "perfect" for a job. there's probably a reason you weren't called. Learn why employers and recruiters don't see your perfect fit. Continued at [link].
Career Advice – 7 Ways To Ask For The Job At Interview’s End
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Career Advice: Take a risk and ask for the job because you miss 100% of the shots you never take. But few people will tell you how to ask for it. This article demonstrates ways to ask for the job that work, and contrasts with a few that are likely. Continued at [link].
Resume Botox: 9 Ways Your Resume Can Avoid Ageism
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Let’s discuss solutions to self-inflicted ageism, by examining ways to change your resume to lessen the effects of ageism. Learn 9 ways to change your personal brand to avoid ageism. Continued at [link]. Featured reCareered Blog social branding ageism career career change career coach Job job search personal branding Planning Resume
5 Ways Candidates Disqualify Themselves
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
You'd be surprised that many candidates disqualify themselves. Of course this isn't on purpose, but candidates disqualify themselves because of obsolete job search habits or simple mistakes. See how many of these 5 things you do that disqualify you. Continued at [link].
11 Ways To Tell If A Recruiter Is Wasting Your Time
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Your phone rings … When you answer, you hear a fast-talking voice that sounds like a used car salesman. Eventually, you realize it’s not an insurance company, it’s a recruiter. Wow – someone’s calling you about your. Continued at [link]. reCareered Blog
Industry Keywords Bury Your Resume
AUGUST 21, 2012
When asked "What keyword industry lists do you recommend?", Candidates are often surprised when I answer this question with. Continued at [link]. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog applicant tracking systems ATS career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search keywords Planning Resume resume search optimization
Dirty Rotten Job Search Secrets: Get Info On 3rd Level Linkedin Connections Without Upgrading
OCTOBER 25, 2012
Linkedin only displays the first name and last initial (and no profile info) for 3rd+ level connections, if you're using a free Linkedin account. Here's 8 ways to access information on 3rd level Linkedin contacts for free. Continued at [link].
Why Your Resume’s Objective Statement Doesn’t Work
JANUARY 4, 2011
An objective statement is a common part of most resumes today. It’s a shame because objective statements don’t work very well for candidates. Continued at [link]. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog
Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks – Advertise yourself on Google
JUNE 19, 2012
Want to be found when recruiters search Google for candidates? Want to have hiring managers contact you directly? Why not advertise? Continued at [link]. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment getting found getting noticed google headhunter Job job search job search 2.0
How Employers View Your Follow-up: Desperate, Stalker or Assertive?
NOVEMBER 13, 2011
When you follow up with an employer or recruiter, it's important to understand how they view your efforts. Because there's a fine line between assertive and crazy and employers don't hire crazy. Employers don't hire desperate either, when there is. Continued at [link].
Filling Resume Gaps: Part 5 – Social Media
JUNE 5, 2012
Social Media can be one of the best ways to fill resume gaps. No, I’m not talking about living on Facebook and playing FarmVille and Mafia Wars all day – that’s not going to impress hiring managers much, unless you’re looking. Continued at [link]. reCareered Blog
10 Ways To Brand Yourself As A Desperate Job Seeker
SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
Are you giving others the impression that you’re in job search desperation? Appearing as though you are desperate for a job (especially if you really are desperate) is a sure way to turn off most employers and recruiters. Hiring managers, (Continued at [link]. reCareered Blog
7 Reasons Job Boards Are The Worst Place To Job Search
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
If you are like most candidates, you spend the majority of your job search time using job boards. Even though many jobs are listed on job boards, job boards are one of the worst places to look for a job. Here's 7 reasons job boards are the worst. Continued at [link].
Update: 85% Of The U.S. Workforce Competes For Your Next Job
APRIL 1, 2013
A CareerBuilder study late last year projected that 85% of US workers were searching for a new job - the numbers haven't changed much this year.
Why Do You Brand Yourself As A Desperate Candidate?
AUGUST 23, 2012
Few of us would brand ourselves as desperate on purpose. But many job seekers brand themselves as desperate without even knowing it. Learn 4 ways you may be unknowingly branding yourself as desperate. Continued at [link].
Job Search Answers – What If My Reference Isn’t On Linkedin?
DECEMBER 4, 2011
This was an interesting job search question: "I asked (Linkedin customer support) how to add a recommendation from someone who chooses not to be on LinkedIn. I was told to use mybox.net." While that answer was incorrect (there's no site called. Continued at [link].
How Your Resume Is Reviewed In 15 Seconds
OCTOBER 5, 2011
You've heard me speak (or write) about how hiring managers/recruiters/HR reps decide if you're getting an interview in an average 15 seconds. Learn how your reader decides who to interview and how fast they make the decision. Continued at [link].