4 More Tips to Answering Project Management Interview Questions About Metrics

Hiring Technical People

Some of you would like to know how to answer questions about the metrics you can gather and discuss when you look for a job as a project or program manager. If you are looking for a job, see Manage Your Job Search. Agile Job Search HTP agile program manager agile project manager interviewing program manager project manager value

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Why Is My Executive Job Search Taking So Long?

Executive Career Brand

Executive job search in the digital age is hard! Most job seekers don’t know what to do, what not to do, what the first steps are, whether they need help, and basically, how to stage a successful job search campaign. Consequently, their search may take way too long, because of their missteps. 5 Reasons Your Executive Job Search is Taking Too Long. as you network your way into the “hidden” job market, where most jobs reside.

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How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Personal branding for job search is a method to differentiate the good-fit qualities and value you offer your target employers over those competing against you, by aligning your key areas of expertise, driving strengths, passions, and relevant personal attributes with your target employers current needs. Complete the Challenge-Actions-Results (C-A-Rs) exercise – detail your top contributions to past employers (with metrics whenever possible) that will resonate with target employers.

2015 192

The Biggest Executive Job Search and Personal Branding Mistake

Executive Career Brand

What’s the first step when you’re about to dive into a job search? Create your resume, or update your existing one, so you can hit the job boards hard right away? The biggest mistake too many job seekers make from the get-go is skipping over the critical first step – identifying target employers that are a mutual good fit. that will accelerate your job search, if you jump right over that first step.

2013 183

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. They often neglect targeting, and narrowing their search to several select companies, because they want to keep their options wide open. That strategy may have worked even a few years ago, but job search doesn’t work the same way now.

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16 Deadly Executive Job Search Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

Meg Guiseppi, C-level Executive Job Search Coach — Resume, Biography, Branding, Online Identity & ROI Value Communications Blog Home Intro Personal Branding 360 Reach Personal Brand Assessment Why hire a Reach Certified Personal Branding Strategist? Many of them are baby boomers who come to me never having needed a resume (or any career documents) to land jobs over their 30+ year careers. Some haven’t been faced with job search for 5 or 10 years, or longer.

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The Most Important Job Search Activity: Are You Tracking It?

Tim's Strategy

With all the job search activities a job seeker has to do in this employment marketplace to conduct a successful job search, it can easily become overwhelming. Submitting resumes to job postings, going to networking events, reaching out to your contacts and introducing yourself to new people at target companies—and we have not even included social media interactions, interview preparation and many other actions. You ask, “What is this one metric, Lisa?”.

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Hiring Technical People

In the late 90’s, with the internet boom, Monster and other job boards started advertising electronically. Suddenly, a job ad could be large and all-encompassing because employers were no longer restricted to some number of inches of newspaper. That gave rise to specific job boards for specific kinds of jobs. (In In Manage Your Job Search , I wrote about how to find the right kind of job board for you.).

3 Job Search Game Changers

Career Realism

3 Job Search Game Changers. When you conduct a job search in the “usual” way, you are signing up for a fight like this. This is what results in needlessly extended search times and accepting an offer not because it advances your career, but because you simply want it to be over. Here Are 3 Tips That Will Transform Your Search: 1. Your future employer is already telling you what to include within your resume in the job posting.

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How To Modernize Your Job Search

Career Realism

How To Modernize Your Job Search. My first outplacement client uttered a phrase I heard over and over as I helped clients transition from a layoff to a new position: “I’ve never actually looked for a job. Related: 10 Differences Between The Job Search Of Today And Of Yesterday. But these jobs are now being sent overseas. I worked with a music teacher in a public elementary school who was miserable in her job. Work It Daily.

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How To Modernize Your Job Search

Career Realism

My first outplacement client uttered a phrase I heard over and over as I helped clients transition from a layoff to a new position: “I’ve never actually looked for a job. Related: 10 Differences Between The Job Search Of Today And Of Yesterday. But these jobs are now being sent overseas. I worked with a music teacher in a public elementary school who was miserable in her job. 3 Great Activities To Keep Your Job Search Moving.

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Why a Recruiter is Necessary in Your Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

There are metrics that determine what makes a viable candidate, a team of personalities who will be a part of the decision making process and more tests than you ever took in High School Geometry just to determine if you are the employee for them. For every one job being advertised, there are close to hundreds of candidates who are fighting for that same spot. 2) They know the ins and outs of the job description: When you are reviewing a job description what are you doing first?

2013 88

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. However, left unaddressed, burnout can threaten your relationships, your health, and your career, not to mention your job search. So, how can you prevent or heal job search burnout? Discover 35 apps and tools that can save you hours of time each week in your career search.

2014 87

Money Questions and Your Job Search

Resume Bear

Jeff hates his job the way Sergio Garcia hates Tiger Woods. In his words, the job “dominates” him, “owns” him and often makes him feel “shockingly sorry for himself.”. My job as a coach is to help my clients make great decisions, to help them better evaluate the personal and professional decisions they face to get to the best possible outcome. I wish I hadn’t taken the job for the money.”. Your Career Goals career job resume resumebear

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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. Years ago, when job applicants had to actually type a resume, then take them to a printer or copy shop to have them run off, there was more, although not much more understanding of mistakes on a resume.

Job Search Tips for Employees of RadioShack and Others Facing a Layoff

Career Solvers

Even if you think your job is not in jeopardy today, you should always be proactively managing your career because stuff happens…quickly. Review your resume to see if your document reads like a laundry list of job tasks or an accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven self-marketing tool. Do it now, before you are in “I need a job yesterday” mode. But it looks odd to add ten new testimonials right after you lose your job and it smacks of desperation.

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. You’re sure to pick up helpful tips and tricks to bring your career marketing collateral and job search strategy up to snuff. Now, if you’ve got all this going for you, why no job offers?

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Job Search Checklist – Item #5: Resume response rate

reCareered

If you're not consistently generating a few interview invitations each week, learning more about your resume response rate is critical - in order to improve a metric, you've got to understand it first. Featured Recruiters reCareered Blog career career change career coach getting noticed Job job search Planning research Resume resume response rate resume search optimization

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5 Reasons You Should Continue Your Job Search During The Holidays

Career Realism

Planning to hold off on your job search during the holiday season, believing that no one hires at this time of year? Related: 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Freeze Your Job Search During The Holidays. Here are 5 key reasons to put aside the common myths surrounding a holiday job search: 1. Many job seekers set their resumes and interview suits aside until well into the New Year. Job Search career advice holiday job search job search

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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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Transitioning to a New Role: How to Interview

Hiring Technical People

Once you’ve done that in your resume, you can craft a cover letter that explains how your past experience fits this job. “Tell me what metrics you used to manage your projects or programs.” ” You should be able to answer that, and explain how you modified those metrics for your projects or programs for your needs. Read Manage Your Job Search for more detail about this from the candidate perspective. (I

2014 175

Personal Branding: How to Brand Your LinkedIn Summary Section

Executive Career Brand

[The following article was originally published for my Personal Branding Expert gig on Job-Hunt.org.]. Becomes a means of passive job search, to help you get found by recruiters and hiring decision makers through the relevant keywords you’ve strategically placed in the various sections of your profile. ? and metrics?driven They both service different purposes in your job search.

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4 Reasons You Can’t Write Your Own Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Or, they haven’t looked for a job in several years. We discuss how job search has changed in the past several years, and that these days their resume may not be their first introduction to the people they need to attract. I explain that most recruiters and hiring decision-makers source and assess candidates by what they find in online searches of candidates’ names and relevant keywords that lead them to job seekers.

2017 192

Are You Tweaking Your Out-Dated Executive Resume To Death?

Executive Career Brand

So many of my executive job seeking clients who send me their resumes when we first connect, feel the need to apologize for them. They may have started out with a decent resume years ago, but since then they’ve updated it to reflect new jobs, new responsibilities, certifications, training, etc. Some Things Executive Job Seekers Do Wrong with Their Resumes. More in my post, Do Grammar and Spelling Errors Really Matter in Executive Job Search ?

2017 180

The Art of the Interview – Three Ways to Nail Your Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Write out a response to anticipated questions and descriptions of your accomplishments, then search out and eliminate passive words and “we.” These micro explanations are facts, metrics, or statistics that specifically illustrate the macro results achieved. They demonstrate your focus and commitment to selecting the best job and company culture fit. Featured Job Search News how to nail your job interview job interview essential tips job interview tip Lynn Whitbeck

2018 185

Ditch your Crystal Ball. Try Hiring Trends Instead …

reCareered

What’s happening in the Job Market? You don’t need a crystal ball these days to know what’s happening in the job market. Are there more jobs for Project. job boards job Web 2.0 career job search Subject Matter Expertise employment metrics career coach recession research recruiter Tags: job search 2.0 Employment Trends knows all. Is the market for Controllers better than for Finance Managers? Continued at [link].

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The World’s Best Executive Resume Is Not Enough

Executive Career Brand

if you’re not using it with executive job search best practices. It’s targeted, contains value-driven metrics and relevant keywords, and positions the job seeker as a good-fit candidate for the kinds of jobs he’s seeking. Yet the job seeker complains to me that he’s gotten ZERO RESPONSE to it. When I ask him how he’s using his resume, he says he’s responded to hundreds of job postings on the job boards.

2013 185

How to Write, Brand and Use An Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Although my focus is on the top-level executives I work with, the strategies and advice here also apply to most job seekers, at most any level. through dealing with job search and resume challenges. As you’re gearing up your job search, spend some time prepping to write your resume by reading these posts: How to Write and Use Your Executive Resume. Understand first what part your resume plays in the new world of executive job search.

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2 More Favorite Insider Tips for Executive Resume Writing

Executive Career Brand

After more than 20 years in the careers industry – collaborating with executive job seekers to define their personal brand and create their executive resume, LinkedIn profile, biography, cover letters, and other personal marketing collaterals – I’ve innovated and picked up some insider tricks to help my clients stand out above the competition. Remember that numbers and metrics pack a powerful punch.

4 Ways Recruiters Use Social Networking to Find You

Workology

This is a blog post from our sister blog, Secrets of the Job Hunt. Using Social Networking in Your Job Search. Having worked for a number of well-known Fortune 200 companies, I have often found that job seekers, particularly those that work in the digital space, place their personal online brand as a secondary need and focus putting their employer’s activities and social media properties first. LinkedIn, the Professional Job Search Network. Job Feeds.

How to Write a Dazzling LinkedIn Summary

Executive Career Brand

Over the years, I’ve reviewed many LinkedIn profiles of executive job seekers. These job seekers are neglecting a golden opportunity to tell their personal brand story. Maybe they’re not actively job seeking, or just beginning a search. No job is permanent these days. Those who are easily found online because their LinkedIn profiles are fully populated with keyword-rich content are way ahead of the game, should they suddenly be out of a job.

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How to Leverage Another Job Offer (The Right Way)

Ms. Career Girl

Some people say the only way to get a real raise is through another job offer, and the numbers back up this claim. A 2016 study conducted by Glassdoor Economic Research found that workers who change jobs receive a 5.2% Going to your employer with a competing job offer in hand involves some risk. But if you play your cards right and understand your company’s HR metrics , you might find yourself in a more lucrative and compelling role than before the new opportunity came along.

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4 Tips for Preparing for a Project or Program Manager Interview

Hiring Technical People

” On the other hand, you might like to know some ways to answer questions about metrics, specifically. If you are looking for a job, read Manage Your Job Search. Agile Job Search HTP agile program manager agile project manager interviewing program manager project managerI have a post on this site, Interview Questions for Program Managers. There are a number of comments. Some ask how to answer the questions. Some want more information.

2015 194

How to Write An Irresistible C-suite Executive Resume in 10 Steps

Executive Career Brand

If you’re like many of the c-suite and senior-level executives I work with you’ve either never needed a resume to get noticed and land a job. Before dusting off your old resume (if you have one), merely updating it with your latest contributions and career history, and expecting that, when you put it out there they will come, you need to get a handle on today’s modern resume and what part it plays in the new world of executive job search.

2017 194

5 Cover Letter Mistakes You Must Avoid

Career Realism

You've polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a job posting that precisely fits your skills. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as your aptitude for the job. Therefore, when you resort to "Dear Sir, I'm interested in your open job, here's my resume," you're missing out on a critical chance to persuade employers to take you seriously.

What a Personally Branded Executive Resume Does For You

Executive Career Brand

But it can do so much more for you, as you navigate an executive job search. When you add personal branding to the mix, a resume becomes an even more powerful positioning and job search tool. With metrics that enumerate the savings, improvements and growth you will bring to that company, it supports your salary requirements, helping you get paid what you’re worth. The main purpose of an executive resume is to land interviews.

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How C-A-R Storytelling Gives Executive Resume Branding Zing

Executive Career Brand

After all, if you’re job searching effectively, you’re getting your resume in front of human eyeballs, not just applicant tracking systems that scan and dump your resume into a database. Monetize the results and/or use metrics whenever possible – NUMBERS TALK! This is the confidence-booster you need as you move into the sometimes daunting new world of executive job search. ? Interjecting your tight, well-rehearsed stories makes her job easier. ?

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The Biggest Mistakes New Job Seekers Make

Career Solvers

I meet many job seekers who have never had to conduct a formal job search. If you’re looking for a new job, below are some tips for starting off your search on the right foot: 1. If you have spent the last eight hours posting for jobs online, you have wasted seven hours and 50 minutes. It can be tempting to apply to jobs online. Job postings represent the open market; the jobs everyone gets to see. A job search is like a marathon.

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The Kitchen Sink C-level Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

You may think a 20+ page, all-inclusive resume is a huge executive job search blunder. A kitchen sink resume is the place you dump ALL your experience, skills, qualifications, achievements, metrics, areas of knowledge, areas of interest, etc. a lifelong repository from which you’ll grab bits and pieces to create or tweak the resume you WILL circulate, based on whatever companies you’re targeting in the job search you’re conducting at the time.

2012 183

Ditch your Crystal Ball. Try Hiring Trends Instead …

reCareered

What’s happening in the Job Market? You don’t need a crystal ball these days to know what’s happening in the job market. Are there more jobs for Project. Employment Economy Job Boards reCareered Blog career career coach Employment Job job boards job search job search 2.0 metrics recession recruiter research subject matter expertise web 2.0Employment Trends knows all.

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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. That is, not determining at the start of your job search which companies and positions within them are a good mutual fit. The Biggest Executive Resume Writing Mistake is a post from: Executive Career Brand.

What’s Your Executive Career Brand Story?

Executive Career Brand

In job search, storytelling works similarly. Storytelling helps employers get a feel for the kind of person you are and how you make things happen, and envision you contributing on the job. First, before you can write your resume, LinkedIn profile, biography, and other job search collaterals, you need to know who will be reading these things, so your content will speak directly to that target audience. More Information About Executive Job Search.

2015 168

5 Reasons Job Seekers Will Use Instagram Stories Not Snapchat for their Job Search

Competitive Resumes

In today’s day and age, social proof and timeliness are critical to standing out in the job market. To make the most of your job search, you want to put your skills and career acumen where they will be viewed by your network, potential new connections, recruiters, hiring managers, and companies. I know you’re tired of waiting for responses from job boards or referrals from friends. Read: Five Ways to Subtly Catch The Eyes of Employers During Your Job Search.

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