Structuring Your Resume to Accomplish Its Goal

The Job Quest

It’s not uncommon for folks who want to partner with me to say something along the lines of, “ I need a better résumé to get a job. ” I then (gently) correct them: Your résumé won’t get you a job. It won’t get you a job.

Working the Passive Job Search Campaign

Careers Done Write

You probably have heard that employers would rather recruit an employed candidate than an unemployed job seeker. A working candidate is more attractive because they are without a shadow of why they left their last job. Therefore, the best approach is the passive job search campaign.

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Ann: Manage Your Job Search Webinar

Hiring Technical People

I’m doing a webinar on July 2 about finding a job: Manage Your Job Search Webinar. Here’s the description: Searching for a job is a big, complex, and scary prospect. A job seeker needs the growth mindset—the agile mindset—to persist in building a target list and networking list. You’ll learn enough to use this session to manage your job search now and in the future.

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Personal Branding, Resume or Job Search Targeting: Which Comes First?

Executive Career Brand

It may seem obvious that the first thing to do, when you’re about to start an executive job search, is locate, dust off, and update your resume. In my experience, many executive job seekers do just that. In all likelihood, you’ll be facing a protracted job search.

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5 Strategic Job Search Tips

Career Alley

If you are continuously failing in finding the right job, you have to understand that it’s not always about your eligibility and skills. One has to really plan while appearing for interviews and while searching for jobs. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

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Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search

The Job Quest

In writing résumés and preparing folks for employment interviews, it’s my job to find the extraordinary that will set my clients apart. I’ve just done a good job.” They do what will get the job done, whatever that means for that particular day.

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How to Use Twitter for Personal Branding and Executive Job Search, Part 2

Executive Career Brand

This two-part series on Twitter for personal branding and executive job search is the culmination of an interview and communications with a journalist writing an article for Money Magazine. Get going with Twitter well in advance of starting your job search.

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Tips for Improving Your Job Search

Career Alley

There are tons of great ways you can improve your job search experience with little to no effort on your part. Whatever you hold in your mind as your ideal job will be what you gravitate towards, so be careful what you wish for. Good luck in your search. Job Search.

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3 New Tools To Visualize Your Accomplishments

Career Realism

Related: 3 Tools To Explore An Anonymous Job Search. The challenge is that in the job search, we are not accustomed to thinking about our work visually. We have been trained to write about our accomplishment in verbose ways. We are no longer in the written age.

5 More Tips for Leveraging Your Social Networks in Your Job Search

Career Alley

Successfully leveraging your social networks in job search requires that you focus on those individuals who know first hand about you and what you’ve accomplished in your career. The Ultimate LinkedIn Guide for Job Seekers. Good luck in your search. Jobs by.

The Job Quest’s Top 10 of 2014

The Job Quest

With today being the last day of 2014, I decided to put together a roundup of the most popular blog posts published this year on The Job Quest. Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search. Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 1.

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4 Resume Writing Rules For Listing Your Accomplishments

Career Realism

If you haven’t heard it before, here it is: Your resume needs to showcase the top accomplishments you’ve achieved on the job. Related: How To Quantify Your Accomplishments On A Resume. Back up your accomplishments with numbers. Job Search Resume

It’s 2014. Your Resume Should Reflect That Fact. Here’s How.

Career Alley

What should know about writing resumes this 2014? Whether you are a newbie or a veteran looking to find a job but are not confident on how to work on your resume, don’t fret. There are many places online to turn to for advice, like job listing website Randstad. Job Search.

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How To Job Search Like An Olympian

Career Realism

With the 2014 Winter Olympics launching in Sochi, Russia, in just a couple of weeks, it’s again time to be impressed by the incredible discipline, focus, and persistence of the world’s best athletes. So, how do you job search like an Olympian? How To Job Search Like An Olympian.

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8 Ways To Beat Job Search Burnout

Career Realism

You probably know the dangers of burnout, but do you also realize that you can become burned out from a job search? Related: 6 Tips For Managing Job Search Stress. It often leads to cynicism, detachment, a lapse in accomplishments, and feelings of ineffectiveness.

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Finding The Fun In Your Job Search

Career Realism

Job search. How To Find The Fun In Job Search. You don’t have to go to the “gym” (insert your biggest job search dislike) and do what most people are doing. Find Something You Like About Your Job Search. And join a job search support group.

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Why Resume Templates Are Job Search Killers

Career Realism

I equate resume templates to a Zebra’s stripes—really great for camouflage and blending into a “herd” of other job seekers. A quick and easy way to get the job done. Or, in this case, find a job. Ready to give up that job search-killing resume template?

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6 Job Search Tips For New Graduates

Career Realism

Quite often graduates end up in a job that is well below their qualifications, become unhappy, and question their competence. Job Search Tips For New Graduates. Here are a few job search tips for new graduates that could give your efforts a boost: 1.

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Top 14 Most Popular Posts Of 2014

Career Realism

Farewell, 2014! We’ve had some great times together and accomplished some great things, but now, it’s time to move on to a new year – and new challenges! As tribute to such a great year, we’ve compiled a list of our top 14 most popular posts from 2014: 14.)

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5 Secrets To Staying Upbeat In A Job Search

Career Realism

Let’s say you’ve decided you just might possibly (maybe) want to look for a new job. I’ll have my dream job in no time!”. I’m the best person I know for that job! OR… “I don’t have the time/energy/knowledge/contacts to find a new job right now. Find jobs to apply to?

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7 Steps To Job Searching While Working Full-Time

Career Realism

Job search is a challenge on the best of situations, but it’s especially difficult to manage while you are working full-time. Related: How To Job Search While You’re Still Employed. What do you want to accomplish, and in what time frame?

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Top 10 Resume Trends For 2014

Career Realism

It’s time to take a fresh look at your job search and your resume. Below, I’ve detailed what I believe are going to be the top 10 resume trends for 2014. Let’s face it: social media is affecting your job search, whether you like it or not.

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8 Tips For Conducting An Effective Job Search

Career Realism

If you’re conducting an active job search, you’ve probably realized the traditional methods used to obtain employment are no longer effective. If you only apply for job opportunities using job boards and wait for calls to roll in, it won’t get you very far these days.

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2 LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips You Don’t Know

Executive Career Brand

LinkedIn is undeniably the executive job-seeker’s most important and powerful online personal branding tool. Here are just two of the valuable LinkedIn tips for executive job search I learned through the program: 1.

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Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

The Job Quest

search the Internet for résumé samples, and when you found something that sounded similar to what you have done, you copied and pasted the contents into your own résumé? The document that you are relying on to represent your unique talent, accomplishments, and value isn’t unique at all.

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5 Job Seeker Resolutions to Make in 2014

Workology

Some of the most popular resolutions that we make are to quit smoking, get fit, stress less, get out of debt, and find a new job. If you are job hunting, a well-written resume that clearly articulates what you have to offer and why you are the best person for the job will be a must.

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What Not to Include in Your Resume Profile

Careers Done Write

Start your profile strong with your top skills, expert knowledge, and accomplishments. Research the needs of the target employer and present examples of your skills, accomplishments, and expertise that demonstrate you fill those needs better than other candidates.

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The New 10-Step Executive Personal Branding Worksheet

Executive Career Brand

Differentiate your unique ROI for today’s executive job search. Determine what kind of work you want to do (job position and industry), and which companies and organizations will afford you the opportunity to work your passion.

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Employers Will Hire 12% More Grads in 2014

Workology

Take a look at the job descriptions of entry-level jobs where you’d consider applying and jot down a list of skills they have in common. Explain that you want to connect to learn more about their job, company, or career path. Good news for students approaching graduation!

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How to Present a Multi-Faceted Professional Brand

Careers Done Write

Most resume and job search experts agree that your resume should be focused on your current career goal. The next step is narrowing that list to attainable and available jobs. Study job postings and carefully read the job requirements.

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How To Turn Duties Into Accomplishments On A Resume

Career Realism

So when your resume gives a rundown of your duties and responsibilities in each position, it offers the hiring manager little information as to how well you performed on the job and what you are capable of doing. Was there a time when I was recognized for a job well done by those higher up?

Resume Help: Don’t Be Dense When It Comes to Your Resume

Careers Done Write

This week we received a resume from a very bright and accomplished senior technology project manager. Next we sort that information into two groups: Major duties and accomplishments. In the meantime, please check out these blogs: Copied from the Job Description.

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3 Things All Recent Grads Need To Do When Job Searching

Career Realism

I would bet that at this point, you have heard a bajillion pieces of advice on how to conduct your job search. Related: 7 Common Job Hunting Mistakes Students Make. For recent grads like you, this may be overwhelming once you begin the hunt for your dream job.

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Four Major Cover Letter Mistakes

Careers Done Write

Often job seekers will ask me what they can do to improve their cover letter. Open with a sentence that encapsulates why you are the perfect match for the job. Mention the job or department to make it easy for the screeners to clarify the position to which you are applying.

Cover Letter Help: Planning Your Message

Careers Done Write

Here is where you identify your very top values and show examples of accomplishments that back-up those skills. Cover Letter Help cover letter job search Many candidates make the mistake of thinking a cover letter is just a formality.

How to Show Multiple Career Goals on LinkedIn

Careers Done Write

Headline: Instead of stating your design job title in the headline, focus on your expertise. Summary: Make a list of your key skills, relevant knowledge, and accomplishments that relate to all four of your career options. Ask Deb job search linkedin

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Resume Help: Stick to the Facts

Careers Done Write

Examples to mention from one’s career history include: scope of responsibility for recent jobs, major accomplishments from recent jobs, industry certifications, honors, awards, publications, and noteworthy presentations. Resume Help executive resume job search

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7 Deadly Sins of Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

If your executive resume isn’t doing its job landing you interviews, and you know it doesn’t present you well, it may need an intervention. If your only job search efforts have been posting your resume to job boards, there may be nothing wrong with your resume.

5 Tools To Boost Your ???Back-To-School??? Job Search

Career Realism

Whether youre looking to move positions within a company or youre embarking on a new job search, theres no better time to start than the present. Related: 5 Ways To Get The Job You Deserve. Here are five tools to put your job search to the test in the Back-to-School season: 1. Use this as an opportunity to demonstrate what you have accomplished. Often times, your social media pages are within the top search results of your name.

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Keep Your Personal Brand Top-of-Mind with LinkedIn Updates

Executive Career Brand

[This is my latest article as Job-Hunt.org''s Personal Branding Expert ]. One of the many benefits of using LinkedIn for job search is the ability to stay top-of-mind with your network – which should include employees at your target companies and recruiters, along with your various professional contacts. A significant accomplishment or contribution to your company. More About Using LinkedIn for Executive Job Search.

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Can You Avoid the Executive Resume Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Vortex?

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve read any of my posts about personal branding and executive job search, you already know that merely updating your resume with recent accomplishments and contributions isn’t enough to help you rise above the competition in job search.

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Gratitude: The Happiness Drug

Executive Career Brand

I immediately said to myself (or I may even have said it out loud), “How fortunate I am that I’m strong enough to actually accomplish this.”. How To Overcome Executive Job Search Inertia.

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5 Tips for Landing an Interview with Your Online Job Application

Career Alley

Job search has changed dramatically over the last 10 years. Today’s job search is almost entirely Internet based. Whether it be LinkedIn or applying for a job on a job search board, it has become increasingly easier to apply for a job.

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