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TOP OF THE FOLD
15 Job Search Etiquette Tips
** Good basic elements!
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
** Incidentally, this essay has been republished – with a little editing – by youtern.com!
FOR OLDER WORKERS
Job Search Tips When You Are Over 40
** With a link to:
What To 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]
** 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!
** It’s about growing your network. I like the “trail of breadcrumbs” analogy.
These 10 Old School Networking Tips Are Still Important Today
** The basics don’t change.
9 Networking Groups You Should Join
** A good starter list!
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
** Impact! But remember, these cannot replace numbers.
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
** Remember, a resume is a marketing document.
How to nail the phone interview
** Good stuff from across the pond.
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
** 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
** 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
** An interesting tell-tale.
BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA
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?
** The truly important take-away is that there is no one, perfect answer.
What Does Your Social Media Profile Say About You?
** I thought the comment about “You’re Bland” was very interesting.
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?
** Some interesting statistics; I especially endorse the humor one.
Exactly How Honest Should You Be During a Job Search?
** There’s a fine line between candor and brutal.
Overcoming the “Unemployed Bias”
** Too many still view unemployment as a stigma. But this is definitely worth reading.
25 Acts of Email Cruelty
** Definitely guilty of a few of these. Unfortunately.
I Took The Wrong Job
** Ask the Headhunter shares ideas about vetting a company before accepting an offer.
UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
Interviews: 5 Signs The Candidate Really Wants The Job
** Insights into what interviewers might be looking for.
Recruiters: Why You Should Background Check [INFOGRAPHIC]
** 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]
** 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
** Some interesting perspective from a hiring manager.
5 Resume and Interview Red Flags Recruiters Won’t Ignore
** As a baseline, don’t have these waving!
The Starting Salary Question
** It’s a black art.
Addressing the Salary History Issue for Your New Mid-Life Career Job
** Opinions differ on when to discuss, and when to reveal a number.