At First Sight: Things Recruiters Notice About Resumes

By Tuesday, November 4, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Have you ever wondered how recruiters look at resumes? If so, a Facebook recruiter gave an awesome response to a Quora question on this very topic. Her response was so awesome that Mashable picked it up and turned it into an article. Most of what’s on the list is spot-on, so I encourage you to check it out. It’ll help you understand where you should and shouldn’t be spending your time when updating or crafting your resume. Just to give you an idea of what to expect, the top five things she looks at on resumes are: most recent role, company names, overall experience and progression, keywords, and gaps or periods of unemployment.

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-Rich

Got Offers and Interviews? Watch Out for This Employer Swindle

By Thursday, October 23, 2014 1 Permalink 0

I was thinking about a job seeker I worked with and a situation she ran into: She had an offer on the table from one company (Company A). They initially told her that she needed to respond within five business days. She then interviewed with another company (Company B), and it was clear this company would move her to the offer stage quickly. So she called Company A and told them she might might have another offer coming from ...

Some Great Career and Life Advice to Keep in Mind

By Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1 Permalink 0

I don't know what I was doing when this story came out earlier this year, but I just happened upon it a few days ago. To sum it up, Mike Rowe, best known for hosting a (non-salacious) show called "Dirty Jobs," offered some awesome career (and life) advice to a fan that wrote in via his Facebook page. Mike tied in a dating example to simplify, because who can't relate to dating struggles?! Anyway, you'll find the question ...

Wanna Know How to Find a Job Using Social Media? Here Are 10 Tips…

By Monday, November 4, 2013 0 Permalink 0

I came across this cool infographic by Reed  on how to find a job using social media over on The Undercover Recruiter, one of my go-to sites for recruiting advice and job seeker insight. The combination of advice here is stuff I've pontificated about at some point or another. It's written with the UK in mind (you can tell by some of the spelling), but the advice and stats are applicable in general. Get your knowledge ...

Have You Cleaned Up Your Online Image in These Two Places?

By Monday, November 4, 2013 0 Permalink 0

This a good profile picture does not make. So you've heard all the ruckus about having a quality profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. They're as clean as can be. You ain't got no worries...or so you thought. But what if I told you there are a couple places people forget to look when trying to clean up their online image? Let's see if you're missing these two areas. Twitter Images I'm not talking about your main ...

Check Me Out in This Month’s EBONY Magazine!

By Monday, November 4, 2013 4 Permalink 0

This past weekend I was perusing a copy of EBONY magazine while standing in a brolick ass grocery store line. I noticed it was the men's edition and that there was a story about racism in the workplace and how to handle it. I flipped to page 121 curious to see what it was about then noticed my name. But it wasn't just that. There was a whole section offering my workplace advice for men. ...

You Wouldn’t Miss Out on Opportunities If…

By Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2 Permalink 0

You got out of your comfort zone. Do you like staying in at your computer? Do you only focus on engaging with your immediate social (media) circle and current contacts? Do you despise and avoid public speaking? If yes, how else will new people connected to great opportunities know who you are? You focused on you instead of what the next person is doing. You'll never see the opportunity In front of you if you're always looking to ...

How to Write a Cover Letter Opening that Shows You Did Your Research

By Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4 Permalink 0

I was visiting one of my favorite career and workplace sites, Ask a Manager, when I saw a reader ask about how to write a cover letter opening that will impress prospectives employers (Q4 on the post). She had been summarizing the companies' missions in the opening paragraph, which isn't the most effective way to go about it. Another reader, Elizabeth West, chimed in and provided a great formula for how to pull values and mission ...