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. Here Are 3 Tips That Will Transform Your Search: 1. Concrete metrics are crucial- the more you have, the more credible you seem.

2016 83

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.

2011 87

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.

2011 73

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.]. Presents a somewhat more general career marketing communication than your resume, so it can position you for more options. and metrics?driven

2014 236

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.” Present them as short and succinct, providing high-level detail and credibility.

2018 235

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% If you’re going to leverage a job offer, here’s how.

2019 130

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. Job Search Fizzling?

2012 186

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

2011 184

President-CEO-COO Manufacturing Turnarounds Executive Resume Branding

Executive Career Brand

Because he’s not in a confidential search, he wanted me to use his real name here. He had also updated his resume, but didn’t think the document presented the value he offered well enough, and it didn’t contain a true brand positioning statement.

2011 165

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.

2011 256

Interview Lessons from Mariah Carey

Career Solvers

Many job seekers choose to “wing” their interviews rather than rehearsing beforehand and often their interview performance suffers because of it. Just regurgitating your resume or speaking about general job responsibilities won’t cut it.

2017 52

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.

2011 90

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.

2011 245

Top 5 Resume Trends In 2017

Career Realism

I’m hopeful that 2017 will be a year full of great opportunities for all job seekers actively searching, and for those passively open to new opportunities—which according to a new survey by JobVite happens to be 74% of us. This has not escaped our careers and job searches.

2017 99

Job Interview “Elevator Pitch”

Resume Bear

When the pitch is presented in this way, you are more likely to create an advocate for your candidacy who can refer your qualifications on to the next appropriate person in the hiring chain. Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths.

2011 247

5 Ways To Kill Your Chances With A Hiring Manager

Career Realism

A big mistake job seekers make is submitting overly-general resumes. Study the job postings for positions like this, as well as LinkedIn Profiles for people who currently have these jobs. And of course the job you’re after today is probably not the one you want to retire on.

2016 94

Revealed: Expert Strategy To Boost LinkedIn Visibility

Career Realism

You need to know what’s working (and what’s not), and adopt the tactics used by people who currently have the job you want to maximize visibility. Click on the “Advanced” option next to LinkedIn’s search bar. Insert a relevant postal code to confine search results to a certain area.

2016 83

Help! My Resume Is Dead On Arrival

Career Realism

By making some strategic changes to how you present yourself, and combining that with improvements designed to make your value and career accomplishments crystal clear, you should see a rapid uptick in responses. Evaluate job postings for common qualifications and requested attributes.

2016 83

The 3-Step ‘Beat Unemployment’ Plan

Career Realism

Begin preparing now to limit the length of your unemployment and maximize your job search success. This 3-step “beat unemployment” plan works for job seekers at all levels of the spectrum, from entry-level workers to senior executives. Define Your Job Search Strategy. Before you can structure your job search, you have to define what kinds of positions you will search for – the titles, levels of roles, industries, and types of companies you will pursue.

2014 87

4 Tips On Backing Up Your Soft Skills With Hard Facts

Career Realism

While soft skills are important to employers, simply labelling the resume with these words or saying it at the job interview won’t produce much results. When soft skills are presented with hard facts it can help seal the deal.

2015 114

Receiving 100s Of Rejections To Your Applications? Read This!

Career Realism

I am sure you must be very frustrated when you receive 100s of rejections to your job applications. Related: How To Turn Job Rejection Into An Advantage. Fake Jobs! Yes, I just said it; fake jobs! I used to work for S&P so I do know a few things about metrics.

2016 83

6 Punctuation Tips For A Sexier Resume

Career Realism

You want a resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile that presents you in the best possible light. You’ll also want to capitalize your own job title above each position listed on your resume. Job Search Resume punctuation

2014 114

Mobile Recruiting is a Complete Sham & Waste of Your Time

Workology

68% of Job Seekers Have Viewed a Job Via Mobile. Recruiters and business leaders should talk to their candidates from past, present and future before adopting any new type of program, pilot or strategy. Job Boards Fail Horribly When It Comes to Mobile.

2014 154

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.

2011 97

How Do Executives Land Higher-Paying Positions?

Career Realism

They approach an executive search with this mentality. Searching for a new opportunity is a game of shadowboxing, and the more precisely you can place your punches the better the odds of a successful outcome. Salary details at your last job?

2016 80

6 Ways to Re-Invent Your Résumé with a VisualCV

Careers Done Write

The traditional résumé is not destined to be a thing of the past any time soon; but there is a new kid in town that is giving candidates a huge boost with their job searches. Gather metrics.

2010 207

Take a Ride in the Elevator Before You Interview | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

When the pitch is presented in this way, you are more likely to create an advocate for your candidacy who can refer your qualifications on to the next appropriate person in the hiring chain. Use accomplishment-focused, metrics-driven examples to support your strengths.

2010 80

LinkedIn In Mail-cover letters

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Cars and jobs Creating Job Opportunities » LinkedIn and cover letters Published June 18, 2010 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: cover letters , effective networking , ian levine , In Mail , linkedin , linkedin inmail , Linkedin jobsearch Cover letters (Or LinkedIn In mail) are not an area we have spent much time discussing at Career Brander. This is a pretty powerful networking concept for a job seeker.

LinkedIn and cover letters « Career Brander

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Cars and jobs Creating Job Opportunities » LinkedIn and cover letters Published June 18, 2010 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: cover letters , effective networking , ian levine , In Mail , linkedin , linkedin inmail , Linkedin jobsearch Cover letters (Or LinkedIn In mail) are not an area we have spent much time discussing at Career Brander. This is a pretty powerful networking concept for a job seeker.

Unemployed 2009-Go to Market For You

Career Brander

Career Brander Blog About Career Brander « Career Brander Blog Jobs is a four letter word » Unemployed 2009-Go to Market For You Published August 7, 2009 Uncategorized Leave a Comment Tags: go to market for you , job search , personal branding Over the past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to be the featured speaker to several different groups of unemployed professionals. Each individual is at a very different point in their job search.

2009 100

Could Your Executive Resume Actually Be Too Short?

Jennifer Anthony

Fast forward to the rapid-fire job market of today, and you’ll find that things have changed considerably. Job seekers have more information than ever before to incorporate into an executive resume. Recent Posts Does Your Cover Letter Match the Job You Are Applying For?

2009 130

How Do the Best Executive Resumes Win Interviews?

Career Realism

In the midst of an executive job search but gaining little to no traction? Powerfully written, superior-quality executive resumes—those that clearly position job seekers as must-have leaders in their field—contain specific language that distinguishes candidates at a high career level.

2012 105

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

For this reason we are presenting it in two installments, this first including Elements of Comparison 1 through 9, the second including Elements of Comparison 10 through 18. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Danielle, a senior marketing executive, was quite unhappy in her job. On the job?

2018 130

5 Quick Ways to Spruce up Your Resume for the New Year

Blue Sky Resumes

Christmas ends, and suddenly it seems that everyone has decided to find a new job. If you’re considering a job search in the new year, now is the time to get your resume in shape. We professional resume writers see it every year.

2013 81

The Social Conundrum for HR: Is There One?

Workology

Not everyone can do it and as I look around my social world, many folks are missing who were once present 4-5 years ago. Perhaps it’s in the subtle shift of job boards and HR technology to add social capabilities to their offerings. Effective Metrics.

2013 150

Performance Improvement Plan a Fraud? – Here’s 12 Clear Indicators

Sklover Working Wisdom

If your PIP is truly a Plan to help you Improve your Performance , then these “Indicators of PIP Fraud” should not be present in your Plan’s objectives, procedures, timetable, operation, mechanics or goals. Here is an example: you did not train your staff well when, in fact, training your staff is not part of your job description. Goals without Measurable Metrics.” The answer is by identification and presentation of “The 12 Indicators of PIP Fraud” above. [By

2016 100

“Kiss Me I'm Irish” Carnival of HR

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | HR , Networking “Kiss Me I’m Irish&# Carnival of HR Posted on 17 March 2010.

2010 85

I’m supposed to write 23 mini-essays in 24 hours before an employer will even interview me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am in the early stages of job searching and have a situation that I’m not sure is abnormal or not. I received the following questionnaire to complete after I applied for a director level job in the nonprofit/association industry. If you would, please describe/explain the reasons for your career moves/job changes, including gaps of employment if applicable. Membership Year Over Year performance metrics.

2018 63

Are You Making the Top 3 LinkedIn Profile Errors?

Career Realism

QUESTIONS CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES CLIMBING THE LADDER CHOOSING A CAREER PATH INTERVIEWING JOB SEARCH TACTICS NETWORKING RESUME & COVER LETTER SCORING AN INTERNSHIP Home » CAREER ADVICE ARTICLES » NETWORKING » Are You Making the Top 3 LinkedIn Profile Errors?

2010 114

“Kiss Me I'm Irish” Carnival of HR | Blogging4Jobs

Workology

Book Connect Blogging4Jobs HR + Social Media + Job Search = Blogging4Jobs Business Events OKC Featured Networking Gen Y Guest HR Job Search Social Media Categorized | HR , Networking “Kiss Me I’m Irish&# Carnival of HR Posted on 17 March 2010.

2010 79

Quick Fixes to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

However, if it’s been a few months and you still have a bare-bones profile , the less likely it will generate any results for your job search , and even if it does attract visitors, they’ll quickly leave to find someone more interesting.

2012 114

Want Stronger Results? Try A Networking Resume

Career Realism

Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? A Networking Resume — a powerful sound bite that encapsulates your career in a single page and gets more traction in your search by supplying a quick picture of your bottom-line brand value.

2013 83