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Do You Know How Busy I Am?!?

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Workers and Managers are busier than ever being bombarded by emails. The overflow of information is overwhelming. Hiring managers are no different. They are overloaded, and are juggling something they would not rather do – screening and interviewing a cadre of candidates. Their regular day-to-day job is busy enough, and now they need to review resumes and interview candidates. And a simple call can be the difference between a job and a rejection pile.

5 Simple Strategies That Will Get You Hired Faster

Here are the 5 main things that I have observed over the last couple of decades that help people get hired faster. It’s not rocket science, people! 1. Get off the computer and get out there to meet people. Your resume is never going to be “perfect” so stop tweaking it before you start your search. And those job postings you’re seeing online? By the time you apply, it’s pretty much too late anyway. Yesterday, I was talking to a recruiter who said it well…

Resumes: Accomplishment Statements, Part II

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In part I of “Resumes: Accomplishment Statements,” I explained why you should consider adding your value proposition to your resume. I also told you what accomplishment statements can be based on: How you impacted the bottom line (money) and/or productivity (time); Your awards, patents, publications, etc.; Situations in which you exceeded your job description. Today, I want to show you how to develop your accomplishment statements and where to integrate them into your resume…

Resumes: Accomplishment Statements, Part I

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Accomplishments statements are used to elaborate on and liven up relevant task descriptions. However, the main purpose for accomplishment statements is to show your value proposition as it relates to the job you are trying to attract. Why do you have to show your value prop on your resume? I’ll put it right out there… I suggest you do what it takes to stand out from the pack. Let’s face it. We are still in an employer’s market. Even though …

Quick Tip for Job Search Networking with Former Colleagues

A Client’s Question: “A former colleague works for a company on my target list. Should I flat out ask if there are any opportunities at the company, or should I approach it in another more roundabout way?” Best Approach for Networking with Former Colleagues: Since your objective is to get your resume in front of the hiring authority, I would…

VP of Monster Talks About Best Strategies for Job Hunting

The video below (click here if you’re not reading this at the GreatOccupations.com site) features Gabriel Bouchard, VP of Monster.ca, who talks about the “hidden job market” and says that in addition to looking for a job online, you need to leverage relationships in your network. In 2:38 minutes, Bouchard summarizes very well the most critical things you need to know about effective job hunting. In addition to networking to find jobs that aren’t posted, he suggests you…

Resume Formatting Tip – The Headliner

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Here’s a resume formatting tip designed to help you make a strong impact. It’s not the most ideal solution for every resume, but it’s pretty handy when you want to emphasize a certain stand-out feature about yourself, highlight your personal brand or show multiple functional titles or areas you’re going after. I call it the headliner format. Some experts call it the title format…

7 Steps to Developing Your Job Search Plan

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Recently, I talked about job search plan areas in “33 Basic, Advanced & Super-Advanced Strategies For Your Job Search.” Today, we’ll look at 7 steps you need to take to develop your job search plan overall. Step #1: Define the Target: In the AIM Module of the Job Search Boot Camp Pajama Learning e-course, we cover an essential preparation step. You’ve got to define the target. What are you aiming at? How would you describe your ideal job?…

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