Jobvite survey reveals social media is a top recruiting strategy.

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 Jobvite Survey Reveals Social Networking is a Top Recruiting Strategy According to the second annual Social Recruitment Survey conducted by Jobvite, ( via Career Management Alliance ), employers are recruiting several ways: employee referrals, professional online networks, social networks such as Facebook and Twitter; and the traditional sources, including search firms and job boards.

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Resume Writing

Resume Writing Blog: Creating Prints Master Resume Writer | Certified Resume Writer | Expert provides free resume writing information, resume help, tips, advice, career job searching tools, online social networking via this Resume Blog, Resume Writing Blog, Career Blog. I came across this excellent post on the Career Management Alliance Elist and I thought it was extremely insightful and informative. Career advice, job search news and perspective.

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Don’t Let Fear Scare You Out of a New Job

Careers Done Write

Let hiring managers know you haven’t been sitting at home licking your wounds. Consider possible part-time volunteer activities that still allow enough time to mount a strong career search campaign. Please check out these blog posts that are joining mine in supporting Job Action Day 2010: Quintessential Careers Blog, Third annual Job Action Day arrives with job-seekers struggling with a new and more challenging future of work, future of job-hunting.

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Find the Best Executive Resume Writer For You: Where and How to Search

Executive Career Brand

Here are top careers industry professional associations whose certifications are legitimate and carry weight. There are others, but these are the most recognized and respected: Career Directors International. Career Management Alliance (no longer operating, but practitioners who earned a CMA credential are likely to be highly qualified). If so, please do that and give them an indication of your career target, before contacting them.

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September is International Update Your Resume Month

Jennifer Anthony

That’s right; Career Directors International has declared September as International Update Your Resume Month. Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Resume Expert & Career Strategist E-mail: jenn [AT] jennwrites [DOT] com | Web: [link] Disclaimer: Advice offered in this article is not comprehensive and is intended for a wide-range of readers. 4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and Winning Job Search Now Did you enjoy this?

Types of Resume Writing Service Providers — Choose Carefully

Jennifer Anthony

If they aren’t actively writing client projects, they can usually be found networking with hiring managers, attending job fairs, polishing their skills at industry conferences, or reading up on the latest employment trends. The National Resume Writers’ Association Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches Career Management Alliance Once you find a writer, you should be able to easily navigate their website to find contact information quickly.

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It's Not About You

Jennifer Anthony

Since the hiring manager is not able to meet with each applicant in person, or even over the phone, all he or she has to go by when “meeting” you for the first time is your resume. And while you may have greatly enjoyed your years as a part-time lifeguard, leave it off your resume if it has nothing to do with your current career goals. Your resume is the first chance that you have to sell yourself to the hiring manager.

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Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job

Jennifer Anthony

Social Media and Your Job Search → Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job Posted on April 29, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Peggy McKee Do you feel like you’re sending your resume down endless black holes? They might be getting hung up in HR-which means you need to go to the source: the hiring manager. Contacting the hiring manager directly sets you apart as a go-getter.

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Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading

Jennifer Anthony

– © Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Resume Expert & Career Strategist E-mail: jenn [AT] jennwrites [DOT] com | Web: [link] Disclaimer: Advice offered in this article is not comprehensive and is intended for a wide-range of readers. Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← Does Your Executive Resume Scream Visionary?

Try This Before Writing Your Executive Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Find Your Target Many executives find that their varied professional pasts leave them itching to include their entire career on their resumes to make themselves more accessible to a wide range of industries. But by identifying companies and learning more about them, you could give yourself a little bit more direction in the information you want to share to help make yourself more attractive to recruiters and hiring managers on the prowl for candidates.

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How to Keep Your Age a Secret in an Executive Resume

Jennifer Anthony

→ How to Keep Your Age a Secret in an Executive Resume Posted on January 8, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Heather Eagar When you’re looking for an executive level job, chances are good that you’ve been working at your career for quite some time. For instance, if you worked in retail at a local department store and your latest job was president of the department store nationally, you might want to include this to show your fast progression throughout your career.

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The Reason So Many Resumes Fail to Generate Interest

Jennifer Anthony

The fact that you were responsible for this or that task or managed a team of x number of people isn’t very interesting and doesn’t tell the reader anything about what you’ve accomplished. Reciting your job description: not exactly an effective method to get the hiring manager excited about your candidacy.

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The Ladders Resume Writing Service – Scam or Not? | Jennifer.

Jennifer Anthony

I saved the post as a PDF just in case this “employee” decides it was career suicide to write that about an employer online and removes his/her post. Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search and tagged TheLadders.

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Resume Writing FAQs – When Should I Send Resume Follow Up Letters?

Jennifer Anthony

You want them to know you are interested, but there is a fine line between pestering the hiring manager and showing your enthusiasm. Giving it a week to calm down before hitting them with the follow up is courteous because hiring managers are usually overwhelmed by the influx of responses. Phone calls can be disruptive and put the hiring manager on the spot, so send an actual letter or an e-mail instead.

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Social Media and Your Job Search

Jennifer Anthony

– © Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Resume Expert & Career Strategist E-mail: jenn [AT] jennwrites [DOT] com | Web: [link] Disclaimer: Advice offered in this article is not comprehensive and is intended for a wide-range of readers. ← Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job Inspiration For Your Job Search → Like Be the first to like this post.

Unique Tips For Helping Executive Recruiters Find Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Blogroll Ask The Headhunter Atlanta Career Coach Biznik Blog Business Support Services Career Management Alliance Blog CareerSolvers Blog Dawn Bugni’s Blog Evil HR Lady Executive Career Brand Federal Resume Expert fistful of talent Freelance Writing Jobs Happy About My Resume I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

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It's Time to Increase Your Chances of Executive-Level Employment

Jennifer Anthony

Write a Career Biography A career biography is a bit of a cross between a resume and cover letter. It is a synopsis of your entire career and education; however, it is written in a narrative format. The biography is usually no longer than a page long and offers your top career achievements and milestones for each company you’ve worked for that applies.

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Making the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Jennifer Anthony

Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search , social networking and tagged LinkedIn , online networking , social networking.

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Job Search Tips – How to Create Your Ideal Position

Jennifer Anthony

With the right approach, you may even be able to reinvent your career. When meeting in-person with prospective hiring managers, be prepared to prove your worth–bring visual aids that can show how valuable you’d be to their company.

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Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For.

Jennifer Anthony

On average, you only have about 10 seconds or less to grab and keep the attention of the hiring manager as they read your cover letter. Use some personality and really sell the hiring manager on why you are the best and only candidate for this job. Do not waste the time of the hiring manager with your whole life story, instead give them what they really need.

5 Tips For Engineering Resumes

Jennifer Anthony

Engineering is a very broad career industry, and it’s important to consider these key concepts for your resume to be considered. Blogroll Ask The Headhunter Atlanta Career Coach Biznik Blog Business Support Services Career Management Alliance Blog CareerSolvers Blog Dawn Bugni’s Blog Evil HR Lady Executive Career Brand Federal Resume Expert fistful of talent Freelance Writing Jobs Happy About My Resume I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

Will Your Resume Survive the First Glance?

Jennifer Anthony

Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog Nationally Published Resume Expert Skip to content Home About Hire Jenn FAQs How It Works Resume Rockstars Resume Writers by Industry or Specialty Library ← 4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and Winning Job Search Now How to Bounce Back After a Lay-Off → Will Your Resume Survive the First Glance? Posted on June 16, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Imagine you are a hiring manager.

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What You Must Do to Land a Job in a Hyper-Competitive Market

Jennifer Anthony

4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and Winning Job Search Now → What You Must Do to Land a Job in a Hyper-Competitive Market Posted on June 7, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Rebecca Metschke Here it is in one sentence: You have to know what it is that sets you apart from the competition – and you need to know how to convey that to the prospective employer.

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How to Improve Your Resume's Credibility and Gain Relevant Experience

Jennifer Anthony

Volunteer work offers great resume-building opportunities for stay-at-home moms who know they will eventually return to work, students who will be graduating in the next several years, or anyone who is looking to change the direction of their career.

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The Power of the Words on Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Passive terms like ‘Responsible for…’, ‘Worked with…’, and ‘Duties included…’ give the hiring manager the perception that you performed only at the minimum level expected of you-that you met your job requirements but fell short of delivering more.

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Words That Should Not Appear on Your Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Example: Drove business development initiatives, program management, call center, and field service operations. Directed a seven-person team and managed a $4 million operating budget. Hopelessly confused and unable to manage your way out of a paper bag? Example: Championed the development of a proprietary database to manage the firm’s high net-worth clients.

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TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? | Jennifer Anthony's Official Blog

Jennifer Anthony

Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search and tagged TheLadders. That kind of service brings down the entire careers industry and leaves consumers feeling like we’re all scammers.

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It Takes More Than a Resume to Get a Job

Jennifer Anthony

Plus it gets you into that company’s database, where you may then be searchable to their hiring managers. Blogroll Ask The Headhunter Atlanta Career Coach Biznik Blog Business Support Services Career Management Alliance Blog CareerSolvers Blog Dawn Bugni’s Blog Evil HR Lady Executive Career Brand Federal Resume Expert fistful of talent Freelance Writing Jobs Happy About My Resume I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

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The Top 10 LinkedIn Groups For Job Seekers

Jennifer Anthony

These groups are designed for those on the hunt for a new career, new position, new company, or information related to career search. If you are involved in some groups take a look at this list to evaluate if you’re getting the most from your LinkedIn experience and doing the best you can for your career. About.com Job Search and Careers. Career Change Central. Career Rocketeer | Career Launch Network. Helping Friends Career Network.

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How to Make Sure That Your Resume's Formatting is Perfect

Jennifer Anthony

In other words, if you don’t have a decent setup, many hiring managers won’t give your resume a second look. The main reason is because your resume will most likely be mixed in with other resumes, so by having your contact information as a header, there will be no doubt that the hiring manager is looking at yours. Keep Your Paragraphs Brief One major turnoff for hiring managers is to see extremely dense paragraphs on a resume.

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Great Resume Tips For Entrepreneurs When Applying For Executive.

Jennifer Anthony

For example, if you successfully ran a business as a sole proprietor, you may have been able to manage workloads, deliver products or services on time and even be a visionary, but without experience successfully managing other workers, your entrepreneurial role may not provide enough work experience. Using the tips above can give you a strong foundation for your executive resume and your new career.

Strengthening Your Executive Resume With the Right Keywords.

Jennifer Anthony

You just have to know how to manage the keywords you use properly. Some words and phrases used at the executive level might include the following: strategic planning, performance optimization, P&l responsibility, budgeting and finance, corporate administration, new business development, crisis management, profitability improvement, and world-class organization. If you manage this part of the resume-writing process carefully, you will very likely end up with a resume to die for.

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Switching Careers at the Executive Level

Jennifer Anthony

So to help you on your journey, here are some tips to consider as you make your attempt to switch careers at the executive level. Know the New Career Like You Know the Old One As an executive, you know how important it is to know your industry inside and out. In order to make a lateral move to another career, you’ll need to get to know the new career just as well as you know the old one, including the customers, products, metrics and process, among other aspects.

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5 Tips To Capturing The Job With A Thank You Letter

Jennifer Anthony

Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , job interviews , job search , letters and tagged Resume Rockstar , thank you letters.

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How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want

Jennifer Anthony

Hiring managers are too busy to try to figure out what you want to accomplish. You may benefit from a career coach at this point. Find out the industry keywords that are hot in your career field and put them into your resume. Doing this will make it clear to the hiring manager what you have to offer and what you are seeking.

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Avoid Making Your Resume Look Unprofessional

Jennifer Anthony

This move could easily turn away a hiring manager before he ever looks at your qualifications. Adding Everything That’s Ever Occurred In Your Life While it’s good to make your resume comprehensive, you don’t want to add every insignificant detail that has ever occurred in your career. When you have spent years building a great career, the last thing you want to do is undermine it with an unprofessional resume.

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What does chocolate have to do with resumes?

Jennifer Anthony

Blogroll Ask The Headhunter Atlanta Career Coach Biznik Blog Business Support Services Career Management Alliance Blog CareerSolvers Blog Dawn Bugni’s Blog Evil HR Lady Executive Career Brand Federal Resume Expert fistful of talent Freelance Writing Jobs Happy About My Resume I’m On LinkedIn – Now What???

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How to Customize Your Resume For Your Profession

Jennifer Anthony

Whether you’re a medical assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, clinic manager, technologist, physical therapist or physician, you do plenty on your job every day. Also, don’t be afraid to use terminology that showcases your expertise, as long as it’s not too abstract for the hiring manager who doesn’t speak “health-ese.&#

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LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Executive Career Services Samples - Executive Resume and Biography Targeted Company and Industry Research for Executive Job Search Best of About Meg Master Resume Writer Reach Certified Online Identity Strategist Publications Testimonials Contact LinkedIn: Best Tactic for Undercover Executive Job Search by Meg Guiseppi on June 25, 2010 · 5 comments Are you job hunting now or planning a search in the near future, but afraid your employer will find out, so you’re hunting on the sly?

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Tough Interview Questions

Jennifer Anthony

As Seattle Interview Coach Lewis Lin explains, you should use the moments directly following this question to summarize your career track, your previous experience, and your goals for the future. Jennifer Anthony, Nationally Published Resume Expert & Career Strategist E-mail: jenn [AT] jennwrites [DOT] com | Web: [link] Disclaimer: Advice offered in this article is not comprehensive and is intended for a wide-range of readers.

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Ways to Avoid Missing a Fantastic Job Opportunity

Jennifer Anthony

In fact, what you really want may be on a small site that virtually no one else uses except the perfect small company that fits your career needs. Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , executive job search , job search and tagged career advice , executive job search , job search.

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How Many Pages Should My Resume Be?

Jennifer Anthony

Most mid-career level job seekers should easily be able fill two pages. Share Email Print Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit About Jennifer Anthony Learn more: [link] View all posts by Jennifer Anthony → This entry was posted in career advice , resume creation , resume tips , resume writing and tagged creating a resume , how to create a resume , resume , resume writing , targeted resumes.

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Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Jennifer Anthony

Often, a hiring manager has several interviews scheduled close together, and you throw a wrench into the works by not respecting his time. But to say that the manager “sucks&# will likely leave a bad taste in the interviewers mouth. Don’t Get Too “Familiar&# Some hiring managers have complained that job applicants often get too familiar or friendly with them during an interview.

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