Article Aggregate Aug 11, 2014 – Monday Edition

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

15 Job Search Etiquette Tips

http://www.careerealism.com/job-search-etiquette-tips/

** Good basic elements!

How to Be the Candidate Who Stands Out From the Rest

https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-be-the-candidate-who-stands-out-from-the-rest/

** Missed one: adding value. Bringing to mind my essay:

Differentiate Yourself in an Interview: Beyond Your Background

https://davidhuntpe.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/differentiate-yourself-in-an-interview-beyond-your-background/

** Incidentally, this essay has been republished – with a little editing – by youtern.com!

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

Job Search Tips When You Are Over 40

http://www.job-hunt.org/onlinejobsearchguide/article_over-40-job-search.shtml

** With a link to:

Workforce50

http://www.workforce50.com/

 

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NETWORKING

 

What To Bring To Networking Events and Conferences

https://jobmob.co.il/blog/bring-to-networking-events-and-conferences/

** VERY good. The one thing I’ll change is his advice on business cards; after you move away from the person, make a few notes, then put it in a different pocket than your cards so you don’t draw someone else’s out by accident when ready to give a card to the next person.

The Job Applicant Hierarchy – Who Really Gets the Job? [by Marc Shaeffer]

http://ladyunemployed.com/who-really-gets-the-job/

** One of the big hesitation-factors is risk. Having a referral by a person known to the hiring manager, and cultivating a relationship over time, can dramatically lower that perception of risk. Thus, network network network.

What to do in an effective networking call!

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2009/06/what-to-do-in-effective-networking-call.html

** It’s about growing your network. I like the “trail of breadcrumbs” analogy.

These 10 Old School Networking Tips Are Still Important Today

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/07/these-10-old-school-networking-tips-are-still-important-today/

** The basics don’t change.

9 Networking Groups You Should Join

http://www.careerealism.com/networking-groups-join/

** A good starter list!

 

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RESUMES

 

9 traits of a professional resume and thoughts on Italian food

http://thingscareerrelated.com/2014/08/10/9-traits-of-a-professional-resume-and-thoughts-on-italian-food/

** Some interesting parallels, and good lessons.

45 Power Adverbs to Sprinkle in Your Resume

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/power-adverbs-sprinkle-your-resume-make-it-stand-out/

** Impact! But remember, these cannot replace numbers.

9 Things That Should Never Be on Your Resume

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/07/28/9-things-that-should-never-be-on-your-resume/

** I commented. (And an observation… what is it about the number 9?”

How to Manage Resume Challenges

http://forwardmotioncareers.com/cover-letter-resumes/how-to-manage-resume-challenges/

** Remember, a resume is a marketing document.

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

How to nail the phone interview

http://www.blueoctopus.co.uk/blogtopus/nail-phone-interview/

** Good stuff from across the pond.

5 Tips To Help You Master A Second Job Interview

http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/blog/interview-advice-2/5-tips-to-help-you-master-a-second-job-interview/

** Very good article if you can get to this stage. If you’re in a second interview, you’re on the “short list” – time to press the advantage.

3 Reasons Why Table Manners Matter to Prospective Employers

http://www.newyork.com/articles/jobs/3-reasons-why-table-manners-matter-to-prospective-employers-91631/

** And watch how the interviewers treat the waiter; it’s an indication of how they’ll treat you. (And vice versa – they’re watching the same thing.)

How To Handle Terminations In An Interview

http://www.careerealism.com/how-handle-terminations-interview/

** It will come up. Have an answer prepared – and rehearsed! You need to give enough information to answer, not enough to hang yourself, and never with rancor.

Did You Nail the Interview—or Fail It? Here’s How to Tell

https://www.themuse.com/advice/did-you-nail-the-interviewor-fail-it-heres-how-to-tell/?Twitter_MPage

** An interesting tell-tale.

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Straight Talk From a Recruiter: LinkedIn is Essential for Your Job Search

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/4541/straight-talk-from-a-recruiter-linkedin-is-essential-for-your-job-search

** Having a LI profile is a necessary condition these days. Not sufficient, of course, but necessary. Companies will “wonder about you” if you don’t have this.

What’s the best way to write your LinkedIn Profile?

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/whats-best-way-to-write-your-linkedin.html

** The truly important take-away is that there is no one, perfect answer.

What Does Your Social Media Profile Say About You?

Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/social-media-profile-you/

** I thought the comment about “You’re Bland” was very interesting.

 

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GENERAL

 

What You Wish You Knew BEFORE Taking the Job [Infographic]

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/08/what-you-wish-you-knew-before-taking-the-job-infographic/

** Culture, especially, is critical. If you have the luxury of time, seek out people who USED TO work there (through LinkedIn), and attend trade groups – companies have reputations.

Can your personality get you the job or a promotion?

http://www.theworkbuzz.com/get-the-job/interviews/can-your-personality-get-you-the-job-or-a-promotion/

** Some interesting statistics; I especially endorse the humor one.

Exactly How Honest Should You Be During a Job Search?

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/09/exactly-how-honest-should-you-be-during-a-job-search/

** There’s a fine line between candor and brutal.

Overcoming the “Unemployed Bias”

http://www.job-hunt.org/recruiters/overcoming-bias-unemployed.shtml

** Too many still view unemployment as a stigma. But this is definitely worth reading.

25 Acts of Email Cruelty

http://www.inc.com/john-brandon/25-acts-of-e-mail-cruelty.html

** Definitely guilty of a few of these. Unfortunately.

I Took The Wrong Job

http://www.cmo.com/articles/2014/8/11/i_took_the_wrong_job.html

** Ask the Headhunter shares ideas about vetting a company before accepting an offer.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

Interviews: 5 Signs The Candidate Really Wants The Job

http://www.bubble-jobs.co.uk/blog/employer-advice/interviews-5-signs-candidate-really-wants-job/

** Insights into what interviewers might be looking for.

Recruiters: Why You Should Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/background-check-info/

** If you have something in your background that will be found, better to bring it out proactively IMHO.

How to Spot a Fantastic Creative Candidate [Top 3 Traits]

http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/creative-candidate-3-traits/

** Three very good tips; the trick with the last two – which are at odds – is when to be what.

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

http://mashable.com/2014/07/16/ignored-resume/

** Some interesting perspective from a hiring manager.

5 Resume and Interview Red Flags Recruiters Won’t Ignore

http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2014/08/06/5-resume-and-interview-red-flags-recruiters-wont-ignore/

** As a baseline, don’t have these waving!

 

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SALARY

 

The Starting Salary Question

http://www.job-hunt.org/recruiters/starting-salary-question.shtml

** It’s a black art.

Addressing the Salary History Issue for Your New Mid-Life Career Job

http://www.job-hunt.org/mid-life-careers/new-job-new-salary.shtml

** Opinions differ on when to discuss, and when to reveal a number.

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