complete linkedin profile

Completing your Linkedin profile is probably more important today than even updating your resume.   Even when you are not looking for a job, you should complete your Linkedin profile.   It is your online marketing tool to show off your skill sets and it can work for you 24/7 to attract attention in the

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post-resume-online

The modern job search (for employee or employer) often begins and ends with posting resumes online. There are a number of options out there, of course, and each one has certain benefits and features that can help you target certain types of jobs or play to your networking strengths. For example, there are some sites

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cover letter

When sending job search applications, two things are critical in making a good first impression to get that coveted interview invite: your résumé and your cover letter.  Usually the recruiter or hiring manager will scan and decide in less than one minute whether you may be a good candidate for the job.    So how you

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You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Differentiate or Die” which was the title of a bestselling book. That phrase not only applies to promoting products and services, but also to promoting yourself. In today’s competitive job market your resume is very likely going to end up in a large pile of resumes of other qualified people

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video-resume

If you are a qualified candidate and are regularly overlooked, it may be for the simplest reason.  You didn’t plug the right combo of buzzwords into you resume as many companies use software to screen resume before even a recruiter reads them.  While companies and the recruiting industry are realizing the pitfall of this process, you

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A friend sent me two articles last week that I wanted to share.  After reading them, I want to share some advice for what NOT to do with resumes. First article is called “Linkedin – Top 10 resume words to avoid”. According to Linked-in, the following are the top-10 most overused terms.   I did a

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resume writing

If you typed in “resume writing service” on Google today, you would get over 1.8million results.  Wow, what a big market!  Should you use a resume writing service for your resume?  Is this right for you?  Here are some pros and cons to consider. Pros: Correct English: It’s always good to get another person to

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Yesterday, CNN Money published this article online - Out-of-work job applicants told unemployed need not apply. The gist of the article is increasingly recruiters and companies are dismissing blankly any applicant who is currently unemployed. Is this employment discrimination? what should you do if you are currently out of work?

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Time to take a break from your job search efforts and check out the 150 funniest resume mistakes.  If you thought you are having a hard time with finding a job, imagine these people.  This read will cheer you up.  Here are my 13 favorites. Hobbies: “enjoy cooking Chinese and Italians” “I’m intrested to here

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In addition to writing from my own experience, I also want to share career advice from experts in the field. Last week, I spent 90 minutes chatting with one such expert – Steve Meyers, a senior recruiter in executive searches. I met Steve a few years ago at a Wharton MBA alumni networking lunch. I

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How to makes your resume outstanding? First, I think a resume must have the basics to just stay in the competition. See my post on top 10 effective resume tips first. Assuming you have done that already on your resume, then an outstanding resume is one that is TAILORED t to the job you are applying. Yes,

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I have helped many friends and colleagues with their resumes and many have also helped with mine. It’s amazing how many of us make simple mistakes when it comes to writing our resume. Here are ten resume tips I have learned about writing an effective resume. Hope they help you. Executive Summary is a must

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