7 Strategies for Overcoming the Resume Black Hole

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→ 7 Strategies for Overcoming the Resume Black Hole Posted on October 14, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony Image by woodleywonderworks via Flickr By Jessica M Holbrook We hear from job seekers every day who are sending out hundreds of resumes and job applications never to be heard from again.

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What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary

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

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Posted on February 10, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? 2 Responses to TheLadders: Job-board salary fraud? That kind of service brings down the entire careers industry and leaves consumers feeling like we’re all scammers.

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

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Let hiring managers know you haven’t been sitting at home licking your wounds. If you are currently employed, these strategies can work for you as well. Consider possible part-time volunteer activities that still allow enough time to mount a strong career search campaign. Use some of the more proactive strategies to land a job. Career Doctor Blog [link]. A Storied Career, Job Action Day 2010: Stories of Creating Opportunity Through LinkedIn.

Win by Promoting Value Over The Rest

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Sell Yourself: Use Numbers in Your Resume

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Candidate A uses phrases such as, “saved the company money by streamlining the inventory process,” “fielded telephone calls with efficiency while maintaining customer satisfaction,” and “managed a team of salespeople.”

Social Media and Your Job Search

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Skip HR and Contact the Hiring Manager to Get That Job

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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?

Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading

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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.

Types of Resume Writing Service Providers — Choose Carefully

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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. At the university level, there are career services offices.

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

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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.

What does chocolate have to do with resumes?

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

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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.

Does Your Executive Resume Scream Visionary?

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By taking this route, you could give a hiring manager a better idea of how innovative an executive you have been. ← What to Do When Asked About Your Previous Salary Cover Yourself: How to Write a Cover Letter Worth Reading → Like Be the first to like this post.

Tips For Maximizing the Effect of Your Executive Resume by Using.

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4 Keys to Creating an Interview-Winning Information Technology Resume

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Although the hiring manager will certainly understand the specific programming languages and software you’ve used, the HR screener may very well just be matching up keywords. Related Articles Liz Ryan: Resume Gaps, Blemishes, & Career Shifts: Yikes!

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

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The Top 10 LinkedIn Groups For Job Seekers

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These groups are designed for those on the hunt for a new career, new position, new company, or information related to career search. About.com Job Search and Careers. Career Change Central. Career Rocketeer | Career Launch Network.

Tweet Job Tweet!

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As a job seeker you primarily have two audiences: recruiters/hiring managers and colleagues who can refer you to openings. Fortunately for you, recruiters/hiring managers and colleagues have one very important thing in common.

5 Tips To Capturing The Job With A Thank You Letter

Jennifer Anthony

For this reason, I highly recommend using Thank You Letters as an effective job search strategy. This means that handwritten cards are a fantastic strategy for interviewees.

It Takes More Than a Resume to Get a Job

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Plus it gets you into that company’s database, where you may then be searchable to their hiring managers.

The Reason So Many Resumes Fail to Generate Interest

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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.

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

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The fact that you want the job or need the job or think the job is a great career move or really like the company – none of those are unique points, and none will get the company to buy what you’re selling.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on a Cover Letter

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The ‘To Whom it May Concern&# intro just shows you don’t know how to pick up a phone and call to see who the hiring manager is, or you don’t know how to use Google. For example, if you’re applying for a sales job, try “Sales Team Hiring Manager&#.

Tough Interview Questions

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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.

Words That Should Not Appear on Your Resume

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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?

September is International Update Your Resume Month

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That’s right; Career Directors International has declared September as International Update Your Resume Month. 4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and Winning Job Search Now Did you enjoy this?

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. Your resume is the first chance that you have to sell yourself to the hiring manager.

Five Most Common Resume Mistakes

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→ Five Most Common Resume Mistakes Posted on November 1, 2009 by Jennifer Anthony by Jennifer Anthony Designated Resume Rockstar Aside from the typical proofreading errors, there are five resume mistakes that hiring managers and recruiters commonly see while reviewing resumes.

Try This Before Writing Your Executive Resume

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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.

Will Your Resume Survive the First Glance?

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Posted on June 16, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony By Jennifer Anthony Imagine you are a hiring manager. Exactly how many people have you managed? The majority of hiring managers are completely turned off by misspellings and grammatical errors.

4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and.

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→ 4 Reasons You Must Join LinkedIn For Your Career Building Plan and Winning Job Search Now Posted on June 9, 2010 by Jennifer Anthony Image via CrunchBase By Peggy McKee LinkedIn has over 65,000,000 members today and is growing by 10s of thousands per hour every day.

Any one else sick of hearing about Facebook and it's privacy issues?

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The One Question You Must Ask the Interviewer

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You’ll find out, for instance, if the environment is a good fit, if you can work with this manager, and if it’s a place where you can advance your career. Hiring managers are going to have a “formula&# in their heads for what makes a great employee.

Job Search – How to Get Your Linkedin Profile to Attract.

Jennifer Anthony

For example, I recently helped a jobseeker who was a city manager. “City manager good under pressure with an intact sense of humor.&# Which one is more likely to make him stand out from all the other city managers on linked in?

The Myth of the General Resume

Jennifer Anthony

Hiring managers are inundated with resumes, calls from job seekers, and new hiring requirements. Watered-down descriptions of your skills do little to help a hiring manager see the value you bring to the company.

Is Hiring a Resume Writer For You?

Jennifer Anthony

Similar to working with a tax professional who is used to catching the things you might overlook, a professional resume writer has a background in pull together information that will draw attention from hiring managers. Another reason is that you are able to take a good look at your career.

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.