Article aggregate 8-12-13

Still trying to get back on my feet doing this.  Hopefully all will be well in a few days.

 

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

Is Your Spam Filter Blocking Your Job Search?

http://www.careerealism.com/job-search-spam-filter/

** More importantly, are YOUR emails getting caught?  For example, I graduated undergrad “Cum Laude” – with honors.  Well, “cum” is also a slang word associated with a sexual activity.  I changed it to “with honors”.

 

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NETWORKING

 

No Questions = No Results in Your Networking

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2013/06/no-questions-no-results-in-your.html

Through: @eExecutives

** Just remember, it’s not all about you.

Secret Networking Weapon: Corporate Alumni Groups

http://www.job-hunt.org/job-search-networking/company-alumni-networking.shtml

** Had some success here; not nearly as much as school alumni.

 

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RESUMES

 

How to Ensure Your Resume Gets Read By a Human [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to Ensure Your Resume Gets Read By a Human [INFOGRAPHIC]

Through: @JorgenSundberg

** Good stuff.  Most companies use automated systems these days, and this does nothing but highlight, again, the need to network to a person.

How to Beat Long-term Unemployment

http://forwardmotioncareers.com/blog/how-to-beat-long-term-unemployment/

Through: @ForwardMotionUS

** While I certainly agree with the idea of trying to keep up with things, the more you try to keep up, the tighter the employers set the standards.

What is the Best Resume Format: Functional, Chronological or Combined?

What is the Best Resume Format: Functional, Chronological or Combined?

Through: @UndercoverRec

** I have a hybrid; it seems to work for me.

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

How to Fail a Behavioral Interview

http://www.careerbliss.com/advice/how-to-fail-a-behavioral-interview/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=failbehavioralinterview

Through: InterviewIQ

** I have been in interviews where they’ve asked me to walk through a problem that took six months and a team of multiple people to figure out.  Not fun.  Not just the time factor, but all those people working on it provide the “team dynamic” that is so essential to digging to a thorny problem.

Interviews: How to Create a First Impression That Lasts [Top Tips]

Interviews: How to Create a First Impression That Lasts [Top Tips]

Through: @UndercoverRec

120 Seconds is All You Have to Ace the Interview

120 Seconds is All You Have to Ace the Interview

Through: @JobExpert

** If that – see my essay on my blog: https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/done-in-seven-seconds/

What to Do Before Every Interview

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/08/12/what-to-do-before-every-interview

Through: @AskAManager

** Some good tips.  Thank G-d I have a second suit; I forgot to pick up my pants from my first suit and had to go to an interview!

3 Reasons Why Your Interviewer Isn’t Your Friend

http://www.careerealism.com/interviewer-not-friend/

Through: @CAREEREALISM

** What’s the part of that Miranda warning: “Anything you say can and will be held against you.”

 

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GENERAL

 

3 Techniques To Fight Unemployment Stigma

http://www.careerealism.com/unemployment-stigma/

** So much for the conventional wisdom that being unemployed is not a stigma.

The Shocking Truth About Job Descriptions; Recruiter Reveals It All

The Shocking Truth About Job Descriptions; Recruiter Reveals It All

 

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