Q: What do recruiters want to see in a resume?
A: Recruiters screen hundreds of resumes daily. On average they spend 2 to 3 seconds per resume. They source candidates from proprietary networks such as Ivy Exec and LinkedIn.
–Recruiters want to quickly see a clear declaration of what you do, for whom, in what sectors and with what results/contributions.
–You must be present on LinkedIn....
In times of economic turmoil anyone can get the axe at any time. It happens to good people and bad ones…hard workers as well as slackers.
Therefore, plans for your career path should include knowing what to do to survive and reach your career goals should you ever get the dreaded “pink slip”.
13 Career Tips To Survive and Prosper Losing Your Job
Keep in mind that the idea of womb to tomb job security is as dead a...
Q: Why is there so much contradictory advice about how a good resume should look, or what information should be in it?
A: Everyone just disagrees!!! There is no single approach. Stay away from claims and assertions, e.g., Visionary team builder. Provide quantifiable, validated hard evidence. Everything needs to be substantiated. You need to provide proof that you CAN; otherwise you cast d...
Q: How do I mention achievements without bragging?
A: Shift your resume from a responsibility focus to a contribution focus. Highlight the problems you solved. Highlight what you delivered. Provide specific stories that illustrate how you communicate, how you manage, how you network. Problem-Action-Results.
Q: I would like to develop and advertise my “Personal Brand”. What steps should I take?
A: First you...
On Line Requirements
Q: What special requirements does the on-line environment impose on job seekers?
A: 90%+ of companies use LinkedIn in hiring. What does this mean?
–You don’t need 500+ connections, but you need more than 20. That being said, if you are in sales, business development, consulting, and other relationship roles, probably more connections is better than fewer.
–Companies value well written, th...
You’ve got your head buried in the sand if you are not preparing now to survive and prosper in the new world of work that is evolving day to day.
There are three main points:
1. The work environment will be different from anything we have known in the past.
2. As for the job market, there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel—conditions are improving marginally–but many experts think it will be at least 2015,...
Have you made resolutions to accelerate your career in 2011? Experts say that making resolutions improve by a factor of 10 your odds of achieving positive changes.
If you haven’t resolved to make specific changes in your life in the world of work and in your personal life during the new year you can expect to get the same results you experienced
in 2010. Ask yourself: “Will that be good enough to get me where I want to g...
Linkedin has just published a list of the ten most overused words in resumes with the advice to “scrap the words altogether from…resumes and profiles and instead focus on details of the job (being pursued), like how many people they supervised or how much they increased sales.”
The words and phrases to avoid are: innovative, dynamic, motivated, extensive experience, results-oriented, proven track record, team player, fast p...
If you haven’t already read THE INNOVATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS–INSANELY DIFFERENT PRINCIPLES FOR BREAKTHROUGH SUCCESS I recommend that you get a copy today and commit to studying it as you begin preparing to make 2011 your best career year ever.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is the master of innovation. This book lays out a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation based on his Seven Principles of Innovation that...
"All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man has taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of us seek a sense of reward from our work, and get frustrated if we don’t get it. We’re driven by some form of need – whether it’s desperation to pay th...