Job Search: Then and Now

Career Rocketeer

I’m often asked what changes I’ve seen in effective job search strategies from several years ago versus now. These days most any Applicant Tracking System (ATS), or means for a recruiter to search for someone is based on key words they use for the search.

Are you positive about your job search?

Write Solution

Career Collective post: Once a month, a group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. This month’s topic: Mid-year job search checkup. You’ve set up metrics to track resume send-out-versus-response ratios.

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Seven Ways to Get Noticed in Your Job Search | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Are you approaching your job search like everyone else? You’re just blending in with the Job Search Herd when you’re like everyone else. Take a different approach to your job search and you’ll start to see positive responses. For instance: (1) Have business cards advertising “You&# and your job search. (2) Your job skills and competencies should be in the top one-fourth of the first page of the resume.

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Is the Executive Resume Dead or Dying?

Executive Career Brand

Resumes have morphed over time from being a career history document often leading with an objective statement – to a career marketing communication showcasing relevant achievements, branding and metrics, to link good fit with value proposition. probably much fewer for senior and c-level jobs.

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The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake

Executive Career Brand

While these (and others) may all be bloopers that can sabotage your chances, the biggest mistake any executive job seeker can make with their resume – or LinkedIn profile , other online profiles, or any career marketing materials – is: NO CLEAR CAREER TARGETING.

What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample?

Executive Career Brand

A great resume uniquely brands that specific job seeker. The situations, people involved, metrics and facts are all different. The resume sample that you copy may be in circulation right now for the same jobs you’re interested in. executive job search executive branding

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Did My Resume End up in the Black Hole?

Resume Bear

I have often heard job seekers refer to the application process as a “black hole where resumes go, never to be heard from again”. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BOL), there are 6 job seekers for every opening. Today’s job market is about visibility and differentiation.

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4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

We discuss how job search has changed in just the past few years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. This post will help, Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers.

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Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Resume Bear

In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. It’s really no different for job seekers. Focus on Accomplishments Over Job Tasks.

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Job Interview “Elevator Pitch”

Resume Bear

For example, being proficient in Microsoft Project can position a project manager as a candidate that gets the job done expeditiously and in turn saves time, money, and resources. Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths.

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The Real Reason Why Most LinkedIn Profiles Suck

Career Solvers

And everyone agrees that these references to personal attributes should be banned from profiles whenever possible in favor of tangible, accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven proof of professional performance. In other words, all the job descriptions sucked.

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Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes?

Jennifer Anthony

You’ve polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a great job posting that seems tailor-made for your leadership skills. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as to measure your aptitude for the job. Here are 5 of the most crucial mistakes made in cover letters—including those that can quickly knock you out of the running for a leadership job: 1 – Your opening line was boring. By Laura Smith-Proulx.

Is It Time For Your Resume Checkup?

Career Solvers

This month my Career Collective colleagues are discussing tactics for giving your job search strategy a mid-year checkup. In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space.

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How to Fix Four Common Resume Mistakes

Career Solvers

If so, it may be time to perform a checkup on your resume to improve the overall health of your job-search campaign. The job description. These resumes list job responsibilities galore and often look like the writer literally cut and pasted their job description into the resume.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

A week later, my position was listed on a local job-search website for immediate hire. If you want to keep your job, and not have to sue, you might be wise to ask HR, in an email, why your job seems posted, and if it is your job, that you believe it would be a retaliatory firing.

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Career Advice – 2 Ways To Determine Your Resume Response Rate

reCareered

Learn how to track this important job search metric. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog career career change career coach fishing resume Job job search Planning response resume resume search optimization resumesWhen I’m asked for resume career advice, I’ll often first ask … what's your resume hit ratio, or response rate? Continued at [link].

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A Personal Branding Lesson from Arnold Schwarzenegger: Would the Terminator get Terminated

Guerrilla Job Hunting

So your subject line in your email does its job and the email gets opened. For more creative job search tactics , go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD Used wisely, email is a great tool.

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HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. The difference between qualifications and skills, in my mind, is that qualifications encompass workplace related attributes that are necessary to being a strong contributor to a specific organization within a specific role, while skills encompass specific knowledge and abilities that may or may not be related directly to the job description or employer- though I’m open to argument on this definition.

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coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics February 11, 2011 A reader writes: I have a question about how to deal with one aspect of a co-worker’s conduct that is frustrating and annoying my colleagues and me.

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16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss March 2, 2011 We recently talked about how long it’s reasonable to answer questions from a past employer after you’ve left. Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Personal Branding lesson from : Would the Terminator get Terminated

Guerrilla Job Hunting

So your subject line does its job and the email gets opened. It can’t be like this: As a senior sales and company executive, I have developed, mentored, and managed high performance sales teams, installed sales metrics and created sales plans and strategies in highly competitive markets. For more creative job search tactics , go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD Used wisely, email is a great tool.

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Looking for a Sales Job? Deal With the Elephant in the Room.

Career Rocketeer

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where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager where are they now: update #15 – call center misery December 24, 2010 Remember the reader who was miserable in her job at a call center ? My other metrics were all well above average. FWIW, Call Centers aren’t a bad job.

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